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Handbook of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Tancredo Souza
    Pages 1-8
  3. Tancredo Souza
    Pages 9-41
  4. Tancredo Souza
    Pages 43-63
  5. Tancredo Souza
    Pages 65-86
  6. Tancredo Souza
    Pages 87-128
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 129-153

About this book


Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are obligate root symbionts that impact plant growth, productivity and competitiveness. The book integrates key information about AMF concepts, structures and functions, and the new classification of Glomeromycota, including topics about AMF history and evolution, AMF families, genus and species description, as well as a compilation about several protocols to assess AMF and how to identify them. The focus is to provide readers enough information about AMF.


ecology glomeromycota classifications life sciences microbiology taxonomy of mycorrhizal fungi

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Departament of SoilFederal University of Paraiba, UFPBEsperanca, PBBrazil

About the authors

Dr. Tancredo Souza conducts research on the effects of biologic invasion on the arbuscular mycorrhizal diversity from the Brazilian xeric shrubland. His interests are in the Plant-AMF interactions, ecology of mycorrhizal fungi, microbiology and symbiosis process. He holds degree in Agronomy (BSc), Soil and water management and conversation (M.S.) and Soil sciences (Ph.D.) from the Federal University of Paraíba, Brazil.

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