mycorrhizal fungi


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mycorrhizal fungi

[‚mī·kə‚rīz·əl ′fən‚jī]
(mycology)
Fungi that form symbiotic relationships in and on the roots of host plants.
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The results of several studies have shown that the diversity of mycorrhizal fungi in the soil can improve the diversity and productivity of plants, which, in turn, supports the stability and sustainability of the ecosystem (Vogelsang et al.
In some cases, the symbiotic phenomenon is not about a single symbiotic organism; there may be collaboration between, for example, mycorrhizal fungi and atmospheric nitrogen N2-fixing bacteria (AFB).
Three-way interactions among mutualistic mycorrhizal fungi, plants, and plant enemies: hypotheses and synthesis.
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are the important component of crop production system as they can form mutualistic associations with roots of most terrestrial plants (Bainard et al.
Colonization of roots by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi using different sources of inoculum.
It's hard to quantify how important mycorrhizal fungi are in ecosystems," says ecologist Erik Hobble of the University of New Hampshire, who was not involved in the study.
Hernandez-Ortega HA, Alarcon A, Ferrera-Cerrato R, Zavaleta-Mancera HA, Lopez-Delgado HA, Mendoza-Lopez MR (2012) Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on growth, nutrient status, and total antioxidant activity of Melilotus albus during phytoremediation of a diesel-contaminate substrate.
Belowground diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) is a major factor contributing to the maintenance of plant biodiversity and to ecosystem functioning [4].
However, the new research found that arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) - which are found in the roots of most plants, helping them to
Induction of defense responses in common bean plants by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.