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Presymbiotic Versus Symbiotic Phase in Arbuscular Endomycorrhizal Fungi: Morphology and Cytology

  • P. Bonfante
  • V. Bianciotto


Mycorrhizal fungi represent a heterogeneous group of about 6000 species belonging to Zygo-, Asco- and Basidiomycotina. Notwithstanding this impressive biodiversity, they share substantial features: they live in close association with the roots of land plants and accomplish their life cycle, thanks to the establishment of symbiotic relationships which guarantee them a continuous flow of nutrients.


Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungus Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Mycorrhizal Fungus Hyphal Growth Spore Wall 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Bonfante
  • V. Bianciotto
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Biologia Vegetale dell’Università di TorinoTorinoItaly

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