Management of Mycorrhizas in Agriculture, Horticulture and Forestry

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A.D. Robson, L.K. Abbott, Nicholas Malajczuk
Springer, May 31, 1994 - Nature - 238 pages
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The mycorrhizal association: just one of many nutrient acquiring specializations in natural ecosystems; The contributions of mycorrhizal fungi to the determination of plant community structure; An economic approach to evaluate the role of mycorrhizas in managed ecosystems; Consideration of the taxonomy and biodiversity of Australia ectomycorrhizal fungi; Levels of diversity in encomycorrhizal fungi (Glomales, Zygomycetes) and their rolo in defining taxonomic and no-taxonomic groups; The ecology of ectomycorrhiza formation and functioning; An ecological view of the formation of VA mycorrhizas; Comparative structure of vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizas and ectomycorrhizas; Nutrient uptake in mycorrhizal symbiosis; Nutrient transport in mycorrhizas: structure, physiology and consequences for efficiency of the sympiosis; Possible roloe of soil microorganisms in aggregation in soils; Interaction betwenn mycorrhizal fungi and other soil organisms; The functioning of ectomycorrhizal fungi in teh field: linkages in space and time; Research approaches to stude the functioning of vesicular-mycorrhizal and ectomycorrhizal fungi; Genetics of ectomycorrhizal fungi: progress and prospects; Genetic manipulation in vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi; Host genotype and the formation and function of VA mycorrhizae; What is the potencial for management of vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae in horticulture?; What is the potencial for management of mycorrhizas in agriculture?; The potencial for management of ectomycorrhiza in forestry; Management of mycorrhiza in revegetation; Issues concerning the production and use of inocula of ectomycorrhizal fungi in increasing the economic productivity of plantations; Production of inoculum and inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.

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3 An economic approach to evaluate the role of mycorrhizas in managed ecosystems
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Possible role of soil microorganisms in aggregation in soils
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l2 Interaction between mycorrhizal fungi and other soil organisms
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