Mycorrhizal Symbiosis (Google eBook)

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Academic Press, Jul 26, 2010 - Science - 800 pages
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The roots of most plants are colonized by symbiotic fungi to form mycorrhiza, which play a critical role in the capture of nutrients from the soil and therefore in plant nutrition. Mycorrhizal Symbiosis is recognized as the definitive work in this area. Since the last edition was published there have been major advances in the field, particularly in the area of molecular biology, and the new edition has been fully revised and updated to incorporate these exciting new developments.

• Over 50% new material
• Includes expanded color plate section
• Covers all aspects of mycorrhiza
• Presents new taxonomy
• Discusses the impact of proteomics and genomics on research in this area

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The most comprehensive reference book on mycorrhizae. I am a graduate student in a top mycology lab. This book can be found on the shelves of two PhD students, a post doc, and our mentor. This book is not for the amateur.


Section 1 Arbuscular mycorrhizas
Section 2 Ectomycorrhizas
Section 3 Ericoid orchid and mycoheterotrophic mycorrhizas
Section 4 Functioning of mycorrhizas in broader contexts
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Page 679 - Gianinazzi-Pearson V and Gianinazzi S 1978 Enzymatic studies on the metabolism of vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhiza. II. Soluble alkaline phosphatase specific to mycorrhizal infection in onion roots.
Page 677 - Genre, A., and Bonfante, P. 1997. A mycorrhizal fungus changes microtubule orientation in tobacco root cells. Protoplasma, 199: 30-38. Genre, A., and Bonfante, P. 1998. Actin versus tubulin configuration in arbuscule-containing cells from mycorrhizal tobacco roots. New Phytol.
Page 679 - ... V., 1986: Cellular modifications during host-fungus interactions in endomycorrhizae. In: BAILEY, JA (ed.): Biology and Molecular Biology of Plant-Pathogen Interactions. Springer- Verlag, Berlin, New York, pp. 29-37 GIANINAZZI-PEARSON, V, E. DUMAS-GAUDOT, A. GOLLOTTE, A. TAHIRI-ALAOUI & S. GIANINAZZI, 1996: Cellular and molecular defence-related root responses to invasion by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. New Phytol. 133, 45-57 GIAQUINTA, RT, 1983: Phloem loading of sucrose. Ann. Rev. Plant Physiol....
Page 676 - Gardes. M. and Bruns. TD (1993) ITS primers with enhanced specificity for basidiomycetes: application to the identification of mycorrhizae and rusts. Molecular Ecology 2.

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S. E. Smith enjoys the art of writing and being a storyteller who shares love and laughter through her works. She likes to travel and go camping in between working on computers and spending time with her family. Readers can check out her website at http: //

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