Mycorrhizal Symbiosis

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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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Soil Ecology
P. Lavelle,A. Spain
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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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