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State of the Art, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Eco-Function, Biotechnology, Eco-Physiology, Structure and Systematics

  • Ajit Varma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. State of the Art

    1. E. Mohammadi Goltapeh, Y. Rezaee Danesh, R. Prasad, A. Varma
      Pages 3-27
    2. S. A. Kageyama, K. G. Mandyam, A. Jumpponen
      Pages 29-57
    3. Mika T. Tarkka, Pascale Frey-Klett
      Pages 113-132
  3. Genetics and Molecular Biology

    1. Žaklina Marjanović, Uwe Nehls
      Pages 149-159
    2. Varda Kagan-Zur, Marianna Zaretsky, Yaron Sitrit, Nurit Roth-Bejerano
      Pages 161-183
  4. Eco-Function

    1. Alessandro C. Ramos, Arnoldo R. Façanha, José A. Feijó
      Pages 241-260
    2. Marjana Regvar, Katarina Vogel-Mikuš
      Pages 261-280
    3. S. Tripathi, S. Kamal, I. Sheramati, R. Oelmuller, A. Varma
      Pages 281-306
    4. Ingrid M. van Aarle, Pål Axel Olsson
      Pages 321-336
    5. Hojka Kraigher, Tine Grebenc, David E. Hanke
      Pages 337-357
  5. Biotechnology

    1. Isabel Brito, Michael J. Goss, Mário de Carvalho, Diederik van Tuinen, Pedro M. Antunes
      Pages 375-402

About this book


This third updated and revised edition emphasises strongly on genetics and molecular biology. It contains new chapters, which are written by the leading experts in their respective field of knowledge and expertise.

Mycorrhizas are symbioses between fungi and the roots of higher plants. As more than 90% of all known species of plants have the potential to form mycorrhizal associations, the productivity and species composition and the diversity of natural ecosystems are frequently dependent upon the presence and activity of mycorrhizas. The biotechnological application of mycorrhizas is expected to promote the production of food while maintaining ecologically and economically sustainable production systems.


biology biotechnology ecology forest fungi genetics growth molecular biology molecular genetics morphogenesis mycorrhiza physiology plant plants systematics

Editors and affiliations

  • Ajit Varma
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Amity Institute of Microbial Technology (AIMT)Amity University Uttar PradeshNoida, UPIndia
  2. 2.Amity Science, Technology & Innovation Foundation (ASTIF)Amity University Uttar PradeshNoida, UPIndia

About the editors

Ajit Varma is also series editor of our series "Soil Biology".

Bibliographic information

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From the reviews of the third edition:

“The book is arranged in five parts and 36 chapters, each with an introduction, main contents and references. … All chapters are well referenced … and there is a good index at the back. … should be available in all good school, community and university libraries and any research laboratories dealing with agriculture or mycorrhizal research. A good book addressing the mycorrhizal fungi.”­­­ (K. D. Hyde, Fungal Diversity, Vol. 45, 2010)