Mycorrhiza in Tropical and Neotropical Ecosystems

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Mohamed Hijri, Amadou Bâ
Frontiers Media SA, Oct 19, 2018 - 139 pages

 Mycorrhizal symbiosis is a mutualistic association of plant roots and fungi that plays a major role in ecosystem function and diversification, as well as its stability and productivity. It also plays a key role in the biology and ecology of forest trees, affecting growth, water and nutrient absorption and protection against soil-borne pathogens. However, the mycorrhizal research in tropical and neotropical ecosystems remains largely unexplored despite its importance in tropical and neotropical ecosystems. These ecosystems represent more than 0.6% of the total land ecosystems and they have a crucial role in the Earth’s biogeochemical cycling and climate. Threats to tropical forest biodiversity should therefore encourage investigations and inventories of mycorrhizal diversity, function and ecology in tropical latitudes because they concern ecologically and economically important plant species. This Research Topic aims to provide an overview of the knowledge of mycorrhizal symbioses in tropical and neotropical ecosystems. For this Research Topic, we welcome articles that address the diversity, ecology and function of mycorrhiza associated with plants, the impacts of mycorrhiza on plant diversity and composition, the regeneration and dynamics of ecosystems, and biomass production in ecosystems.

 

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Contents

Mycorrhiza in Tropical and Neotropical Ecosystems
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The Potential Role of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in the Restoration of Degraded Lands
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Petroleum Contamination and Plant Identity Influence Soil and Root Microbial Communities While AMF Spores Retrieved from the Same Plants Poss...
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Molecular Characterization of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in an Agroforestry System Reveals the Predominance of Funneliformis spp Associated ...
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Soil Type Has a Stronger Role than Dipterocarp Host Species in Shaping the Ectomycorrhizal Fungal Community in a Bornean Lowland Tropical Rai...
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Subcellular Compartmentalization and Chemical Forms of Lead Participate in Lead Tolerance of Robinia pseudoacacia L with Funneliformis mosseae
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Mycorrhizal Symbiotic Efficiencyon C3 and C4 Plants under Salinity Stress A MetaAnalysis
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Reactive Oxygen Species GenerationScavenging and Signaling during PlantArbuscular Mycorrhizal and Piriformospora indica Interaction under Stre...
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Application of Mycorrhiza and Soil from a Permaculture System Improved Phosphorus Acquisition in Naranjilla
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Inoculant of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Rhizophagus clarus Increase Yield of Soybean and Cotton under Field Conditions
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Inoculation of Schizolobium parahyba with Mycorrhizal Fungi and Plant GrowthPromoting Rhizobacteria Increases Wood Yield under Field Conditi...
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Selecting Native Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi to Promote Cassava Growth and Increase Yield under Field Conditions
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