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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In an earlier study, we found a low abundance of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in saline soils (Barin et al.
Symbiotic development between mycorrhizal fungi and chickpea plants seemed to be strengthened in stressed environment after the establishment of association indicating ecological importance of AM for plant survival and growth of plants under stress [41,45,1].
There is evidence that small few-celled gametophytes of Ophioglossum are colonized by mycorrhizal fungi before subsequent gametophyte growth occurs.
These studies have shown that mycorrhizal fungi receive a significant proportion of carbon from their hosts and mostly depend on their hosts for carbon supply.
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the relationships between land use systems and communities of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the semi-arid region of Paraiba State.
Mycorrhizal fungi growing in and on tree roots hold 50 to 70 percent of the total carbon stored in leaf litter and soil on forested islands in Sweden, researchers report in the March 29 Science.
Mycorrhizal Fungi Alter Caterpillar Defense Compounds.
This informative field data book aims at documenting the role of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) in improving crop productivity and soil quality by reducing the use of chemical fertilizers.
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) form a symbiotic relationship with the roots of most agricultural crops and aid the roots in the acquisition of soil phosphorus (Brundrett, 2004).
To establish new plants in the same spot, it is always best to replace old soil or treat it with Rootgrow, a friendly mycorrhizal fungi that will help plants beat replanting problems.