Mycorrhizal Fungi in South America

  • Marcela C. Pagano
  • Mónica A. Lugo

Part of the Fungal Biology book series (FUNGBIO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Mónica A. Lugo, Marcela C. Pagano
    Pages 1-27
  3. M. Noelia Cofré, Florencia Soteras, M. del Rosario Iglesias, Silvana Velázquez, Camila Abarca, Lucía Risio et al.
    Pages 49-72
  4. Eduardo R. Nouhra, Götz Palfner, Francisco Kuhar, Nicolás Pastor, Matthew E. Smith
    Pages 73-95
  5. Clara P. Peña-Venegas, Aída M. Vasco-Palacios
    Pages 111-146
  6. Marcela C. Pagano, Danielle K. da Silva, Gladstone A. da Silva, Leonor C. Maia
    Pages 177-192
  7. Jadson B. Moura, Juliana S. R. Cabral
    Pages 193-202
  8. Mónica A. Lugo, Eugenia Menoyo
    Pages 217-255
  9. Patricia Silva-Flores, Ana Aguilar, María José Dibán, María Isabel Mujica
    Pages 277-294
  10. Roberto Godoy, César Marín
    Pages 315-341
  11. Marcela C. Pagano, Newton Falcão, Olmar B. Weber, Eduardo A. Correa, Valeria S. Faggioli, Gabriel Grilli et al.
    Pages 343-365
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 367-374

About this book


This new book shows the work done by researchers dedicated to the study of different mycorrhizas types, the fungal species associated and their distribution influenced by geographical and environmental factors among the different South American biogeographic regions. The exclusive biotic and abiotic characteristics delimit natural ecosystems with uniques biological communities, where mycorrhizologists have investigated plant symbioses in those ecosystems for decades, providing data from Venezuelan Great Savannah, Andes, Puna, Chaco, Caatinga, Monte, Atlantic Forest, Marginal Forest, Cerrado, Patagonia, Yungas, Rainforest, Andean-Patagonian Forests, and Antarctic section. In these environments, different mycorrhizal associations (arbuscular / ericoid / orchidoid / ectomycorrhizal / mycoheterotrophic) are present in herbaceous plants, shrubs, and trees. Mycorrhizal associations were studied from different researching points of view (biodiversity, biological invasions, biotic / abiotic disturbances, altitudinal variations, seasonal changes, land uses). The aim of this Book is to compile research on mycorrhizal fungi and their associations in environments of South America, throughout the synthesis of information from natural and anthropogenic related environments. The book focuses in different bioregions of South America from tropical areas to the southern cone, and it will be useful to those who work on plant-fungal interactions in different vegetation types and in agricultural lands from South America and worldwide.


Mycorrhizal ecology South America Natural ecosystems plant symbioses anthropogenic impacts fungal biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Marcela C. Pagano
    • 1
  • Mónica A. Lugo
    • 2
  1. 1.Federal University of Minas GeraisBelo HorizonteBrazil
  2. 2.Biological SciencesNational University of San Luis, Grupo MICODIF (Micología, Diversidad e Interacciones Fúngicas)/IMIBIO (Instituto Multidisciplinario de Investigaciones Biológicas)-CONICET-CCT SLSan LuisArgentina

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