Basic Research And Applications Of Mycorrhizae Volume I by Gopi K. Podlia And Ajit Varma
Mycorrhizal research has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few decades. These fungi promise to promote plant growth, maintain plant and soil health, assist in bio-protection against root diseases, production with reduced fertilizer and pesticides & nutrient acquisition, affect soil skeletal structure holding primary soil particles together, are conductive to formation of microaggregate structures, higher rhizosphere population, symbiosis alters host water relations, alter root length and architecture. These fungi also help in re-vegetation of landscapes, golf course or contaminated soils, biological hardening of tissue culture raised plants, postpone leaf dehydration, draught responses, osmo-protecting enzymes and enhance P acquisition. AM symbiosis could conceivably affect any of these steps. AMF should be considered as an alternative to costly soil disinfection.
Audience of the Book :
|This book useful for Biomedical & Genetic Engineering, Immunology etc.|
The main features of the book are as follows:
1.Comprises 23 hand-picked research articles on different aspects of mycorrhizal studies contributed by eminent scientists from around the world.
2.Mycorrhizal associations having bearing on plant health have been duly highlighted.
3.Profusely illustrated with photomicrographs and diagrams.
Table of Contents:
1. The Contributors: Endomycorrhizal Diversity.
2. Occurrence of Arbuscular Mycorrhizae in the Rhizosphere of Himalayan Yew (Taxus baccata L.subsp. Wallichiana (Zucc.) Pilger)-A Case Study
3. Mycorrhizal Association and Soil Microflora in Sustainable Utilization of Micropropagated Plants in Vegetable Crops of Hill and Mountainous Region
4. Molecular Mechanism in the Symbiotic Association between Plants and Arbuscular Mycorrhizae
5. Quantitative Analysis of Gene Expression in the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis
6. Interaction of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria and AM Fungi: Present Status and Future Prospects
7. Phosphorus Metabolism and Regulation by Symbiotic Fungi
8. Using Fatty Acids to Quantify Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi
9. Phosphorus and Mycorrhizae of Seedlings from Low-phytate Maize Seed
10. Genets of Ectomycorrhizal Basidiomycota
11. Global Gene Expression Analysis in Ectomycorrhizal Fungi: A Means to Study Nutritional and Environmental Effect on Symbiosis
12. Breeding Ectomycorrhizal Basidiomycetes: Some Protocols and Strategies
13. Specialization in Cheaters of the Mycorrhizal Mutualism
14. Iron Chelating Microbial Plant Protectants in Banana Rhizosphere.
15. Piriformospora indica: Fungus of the Millennium
16. Biodynamics of Below-Ground Animal Resources and Interaction
17. Biohardening of Tissue Culture-Raised Grape (Vitis vinefera L.) ev. Pusa Navrang Plantlets Using AM Fungi for Their Enhanced in vitro Survival
18. Biological Hardening of Micropropagated Plants of Horticultural Importance
19. Interaction of Medicinal Plants with PGPRs and Symbiotic Fungi
20. Cultivation of Symbiotic Fungi
21. Protocol to Understand the Interaction between Rhizobacteria and Symbiotic Fungus: Piriformospora indica.
22. Culturing of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria
23. Methods for Microbial Iron Chelator (Siderophore) Analysis