Soil Biology

Mycorrhizal Fungi: Use in Sustainable Agriculture and Land Restoration

Editors: Solaiman, Zakaria, Abbott, Lynette K., Varma, Ajit (Eds.)

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  • Combines recent findings on and practical applications of mycorrhizas
  • Broadens readers’ understanding of the complex interactions between plants and fungi
  • Offers a valuable source of information for scientists working in microbiology, the crop sciences, soil sciences, agriculture, horticulture and forestry
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This volume explores the various functions and potential applications of mycorrhizas, including topics such as the dynamics of root colonization, soil carbon sequestration and the function of mycorrhizas in extreme environments. Some contributions focus on the use of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in various crop production processes, including soil management practices, their use as biofertilizers and in relation to medicinal plants. Other chapters elucidate the role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the alleviation of plant water stress and of heavy metal toxicity, in the remediation of saline soils, in mining-site rehabilitation and in the reforestation of degraded tropical forests. In addition to their impact in ecosystems, the economic benefits of applying arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are discussed. A final chapter describes recent advances in the cultivation of edible mycorrhizal mushrooms.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)
  • Use of Mycorrhiza in Sustainable Agriculture and Land Restoration

    Solaiman, Zakaria M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Assessing Economic Benefits of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi as a Potential Indicator of Soil Health

    Abbott, L. K. (et al.)

    Pages 17-31

  • Contribution of Dynamics of Root Colonisation by Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Communities to Ecosystem Function

    Gafur, Sutarman

    Pages 33-43

  • Biofertilizers with Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Agriculture

    Weber, Olmar B.

    Pages 45-66

  • Mycorrhizal Inoculum Production

    Singh, Shivom (et al.)

    Pages 67-79

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $199.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $159.99
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  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-50692-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mycorrhizal Fungi: Use in Sustainable Agriculture and Land Restoration
Editors
  • Zakaria Solaiman
  • Lynette K. Abbott
  • Ajit Varma
Series Title
Soil Biology
Series Volume
41
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-45370-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-45370-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-45369-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50692-9
Series ISSN
1613-3382
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 407
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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