Mycorrhizal Fungi: Use in Sustainable Agriculture and Land Restoration

  • Zakaria M. Solaiman
  • Lynette K. Abbott
  • Ajit Varma

Part of the Soil Biology book series (SOILBIOL, volume 41)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Zakaria M. Solaiman, Bede Mickan
    Pages 1-15
  3. Shivom Singh, Kajal Srivastava, Suvigya Sharma, A. K. Sharma
    Pages 67-79
  4. C. Yang, W. Ellouze, A. Navarro-Borrell, A. Esmaeili Taheri, R. Klabi, M. Dai et al.
    Pages 89-118
  5. Mahaveer P. Sharma, Sushil K. Sharma, R. D. Prasad, Kamal K. Pal, Rinku Dey
    Pages 119-148
  6. Tomoko Kojima, Sasha Jenkins, Anjani Weerasekara, Jing-Wei Fan
    Pages 149-169
  7. Ying Long Chen, Jun Xi Li, Lan Ping Guo, Xin Hua He, Lu Qi Huang
    Pages 171-187
  8. Catherine A. Zabinski, Rebecca A. Bunn
    Pages 201-214
  9. Hamid Amir, Philippe Jourand, Yvon Cavaloc, Marc Ducousso
    Pages 241-258

About this book

Introduction

This volume explores the various functions and potential applications of mycorrhizas, including topics such as the dynamics of root colonization, soil carbon sequestration and the function of mycorrhizas in extreme environments. Some contributions focus on the use of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in various crop production processes, including soil management practices, their use as biofertilizers and in relation to medicinal plants. Other chapters elucidate the role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the alleviation of plant water stress and of heavy metal toxicity, in the remediation of saline soils, in mining-site rehabilitation and in the reforestation of degraded tropical forests. In addition to their impact in ecosystems, the economic benefits of applying arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are discussed. A final chapter describes recent advances in the cultivation of edible mycorrhizal mushrooms.

Keywords

Biofertiliser Crop management Farming Forest ecosystems Nutrient cycles Remediation Rhizosphere

Editors and affiliations

  • Zakaria M. Solaiman
    • 1
  • Lynette K. Abbott
    • 2
  • Ajit Varma
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Earth and Environment, and UWA Institute of AgricultureThe University of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia
  2. 2.School of Earth and Environment, and UWA Institute of AgricultureThe University of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia
  3. 3.Amity Institute of Microbial TechnologyAmity University Uttar PradeshNoidaIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-45370-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-45369-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-45370-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-3382
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-4831
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