Significance of microbial interactions in the mycorrhizosphere
Bending, Gary D., Aspray, Thomas J. and Whipps, John M.. (2006) Significance of microbial interactions in the mycorrhizosphere. Advances in Applied Microbiology, Volume 60 . pp. 97-132. ISSN 0065-2164Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0065-2164(06)60004-X
There are several major types of mycorrhiza that are classified according to morphology and the types of fungi involved. The dominant type of mycorrhiza in terms of plant species and distribution are the Arbuscular mycorrhizas (AM) that form between fungi from the Glomeromycota and angiosperms, gymnosperms, pteridophytes, and bryophytes. Based on taxonomy, approximately 160 species of AM fungus have been described, although this is likely to be a considerable underestimate of actual diversity. In AM associations, the fungus penetrates root cortical cells in which it proliferates and forms arbuscules through which materials are exchanged between the symbionts. In addition, the biological and chemical interactions that take place within the mycorrhizosphere are still largely unexplored, and furthermore the relative importance of the host and mycorrhizal fungus mycelium for directing interactions largely remains to be resolved. This information should provide new possibilities to exploit biological interactions within the mycorrhizosphere for agricultural and environmental management.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Q Science > QR Microbiology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- ) > Warwick HRI (2004-2010)|
|Series Name:||ADVANCES IN APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Advances in Applied Microbiology|
|Number of Pages:||36|
|Page Range:||pp. 97-132|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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