Biology, Diversity and Promising Role of Mycorrhizal Endophytes for Green Technology

  • Kamal PrasadEmail author
Part of the Sustainable Development and Biodiversity book series (SDEB, volume 15)


Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal symbiosis formed by majority of vascular plants has played a key role in evolution of land plants. An understanding of the manifold advantages of mycorrhizal symbiosis can be helpful in utilizing them as a significant microbe in green technology for sustainable agriculture development which has become an absolute requirement in current environmental scenario. The manuscript discusses the implication of recent results and ideas on symbiosis that are relevant for plant community establishment under natural environmental condition and way the process are interlinked. Mycorrhizal symbiosis also opens a way to a pollution-free environment by playing a magnificent role in nutrient uptake, interacts to affect plant community composition by changing relative species abundance and consequently above-ground productivity, thereby replacing the chemical input and saving the fertilizers subsidiary of government and save the environment.


Biology Diversity Mycorrhizae Green technology Environment 



Acaulospora laecunosa


Acaulospora tuberculata


Glomus aggregatum


Glomus constrictum


Glomus caledonium


Glomus fasciculatum


Glomus intraradices


Gigaspora albida


Glomus gerdemanil


Gigaspora candida


Glomus mosseae


Glomus macrocarpum


Glomus microcarpum


Gmomus coronatum


Glomus etunicatum


Glomus leptoticum


Glomus species


Gigaspora calaspora


Gigaspora gigantea


Gigaspora spp.


Sclerocystis nigra


Sclerocystis spp.


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