Arbuscular Mycorrhizas and Stress Tolerance of Plants

  • Qiang-Sheng Wu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sajid Mahmood Nadeem, Muhammad Yahya Khan, Muhammad Rashid Waqas, Rana Binyamin, Sohail Akhtar, Zahir Ahmad Zahir
    Pages 1-24
  3. Faisal Danu Tuheteru, Qiang-Sheng Wu
    Pages 43-66
  4. Bhawna Saxena, Kamlesh Shukla, Bhoopander Giri
    Pages 67-97
  5. Yong-Ming Huang, Qiang-Sheng Wu
    Pages 131-145
  6. Xiancan Zhu, Fengbin Song, Fulai Liu
    Pages 163-194
  7. M. Comby, G. Mustafa, M. Magnin-Robert, B. Randoux, J. Fontaine, Ph. Reignault et al.
    Pages 195-223
  8. Rupam Kapoor, Neeraja Singh
    Pages 225-243
  9. Husna, Faisal Danu Tuheteru, Asrianti Arif
    Pages 293-303
  10. Ibrahim Ortaş, Mazhar Rafique, İbrahim A. M. Ahmed
    Pages 305-327

About this book


This book reviews the potential mechanisms in arbuscular mycorrhizas (AMs), in the hope that this can help arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) to be more used efficiently as a biostimulant to enhance stress tolerance in the host plants. AMF, as well as plants, are often exposed to all or many of the abiotic and biotic stresses, including extreme temperatures, pH, drought, water-logging, toxic metals and soil pathogens. Studies have indicated a quick response to these stresses involving several mechanisms, such as root morphological modification, reactive oxygen species change, osmotic adjustment, direct absorption of water by extraradical hyphae, up-regulated expression of relevant stressed genes, glomalin-related soil protein release, etc. The underlying complex, multi-dimensional strategy is involved in morphological, physiological, biochemical, and molecular processes. The AMF responses are often associated with homeostatic regulation of the internal and external environment, and are therefore critical for plant health, survival and restoration in native ecosystems and good soil structure.


Arbuscular mycorrhiza Drought stress Stress tolerance Nutrient stress Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

Editors and affiliations

  • Qiang-Sheng Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Horticulture and GardeningYangtze UniversityJingzhouChina

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