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Mycorrhiza — The State of the Art

  • D. J. Read

Abstract

This chapter provides a view of the state of the art, (and of the science!) of mycorrhizal research. It recognises the central part played by structural and nutritional considerations in past and present work on the subject, but emphasises an emerging trend in which the symbiosis is placed in a broader context. This trend is establishing the multifunctional nature of mycorrhizal associations and in so doing is enabling the identification of roles likely to be of significance in both evolutionary and ecosystem contexts.

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Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus Mycorrhizal Fungus Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Mycorrhizal Colonisation Ectomycorrhizal Fungus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. J. Read
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Animal and Plant SciencesThe University of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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