Basic Research and Applications of Mycorrhizae, 1/e
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Basic Research and Applications of Mycorrhizae, 1/e

Author : Gopi K. Podila & Ajit Varma
© Year : 2004
ISBN : 9788188237227
Pages : 525
Binding : Hardback
Weight : 1.18   kg
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Mycorrhizal research has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few decades. These fungi promise to promote plant growth, maintain plant and soil health, assist in bio-protection against root diseases, production with reduced fertilizer and pesticides & nutrient acquisition, affect soil skeletal structure holding primary soil particles together, are conductive to formation of microaggregate structures, higher rhizosphere population, symbiosis alters host water relations, alter root length and architecture. These fungi also help in re-vegetation of landscapes, golf course or contaminated soils, biological hardening of tissue culture raised plants, postpone leaf dehydration, draught responses, osmo-protecting enzymes and enhance P acquisition. AM symbiosis could conceivably affect any of these steps. AMF should be considered as an alternative to costly soil disinfection. The mechanism(s) by which fungi induce resistance in their hosts and enhance disease resistance need critical evaluation and examination. Editors see this volume as a tremendously valuable collection of specialized up-date chapters describing the State-of-The-Art and Modern Protocols in mycorrhizal research, seriously presented and synthesized.

  • Comprises 23 hand-picked research articles on different aspects of mycorrhizal studies contributed by eminent scientists from around the world.
  • Mycorrhizal associations having bearing on plant health have been duly highlighted.
  • Profusely illustrated with photomicrographs and diagrams.

  • The Contributors: Endomycorrhizal Diversity.
  • Occurrence of Arbuscular Mycorrhizae in the Rhizosphere of Himalayan Yew (Taxus baccata L.subsp. Wallichiana (Zucc.) Pilger)-A Case Study
  • Mycorrhizal Association and Soil Microflora in Sustainable Utilization of Micropropagated Plants in Vegetable Crops of Hill and Mountainous Region
  • Molecular Mechanism in the Symbiotic Association between Plants and Arbuscular Mycorrhizae
  • Quantitative Analysis of Gene Expression in the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis
  • Interaction of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria and AM Fungi: Present Status and Future Prospects
  • Phosphorus Metabolism and Regulation by Symbiotic Fungi
  • Using Fatty Acids to Quantify Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi
  • Phosphorus and Mycorrhizae of Seedlings from Low-phytate Maize Seed
  • Genets of Ectomycorrhizal Basidiomycota
  • Global Gene Expression Analysis in Ectomycorrhizal Fungi: A Means to Study Nutritional and Environmental Effect on Symbiosis
  • Breeding Ectomycorrhizal Basidiomycetes: Some Protocols and Strategies
  • Specialization in Cheaters of the Mycorrhizal Mutualism
  • Iron Chelating Microbial Plant Protectants in Banana Rhizosphere.
  • Piriformospora indica: Fungus of the Millennium
  • Biodynamics of Below-Ground Animal Resources and Interaction
  • Biohardening of Tissue Culture-Raised Grape (Vitis vinefera L.) ev. Pusa Navrang Plantlets Using AM Fungi for Their Enhanced in vitro Survival
  • Biological Hardening of Micropropagated Plants of Horticultural Importance
  • Interaction of Medicinal Plants with PGPRs and Symbiotic Fungi
  • Cultivation of Symbiotic Fungi
  • Protocol to Understand the Interaction between Rhizobacteria and Symbiotic Fungus: Piriformospora indica.
  • Culturing of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria
  • Methods for Microbial Iron Chelator (Siderophore) Analysis
  • Subject Index

Gopi K. Podila :-  
K. Podila, Chairperson, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama, USA. He has been visiting Professor to a large number of universities in Europe and North America. He is serving on editorial board of prestigious journals like Symbiosis New Protection. Also serving on steering committee of 'International Ectomycorrhiza Genome Consortium', and Liason between the Ecto-and Endo -mycorrhizal Genome Sequencing Initiative. Dr. Podila has edited and contributed chapters including Functional Genomics and Microarray Analysis and Handbook of Molecular and Cellular Methods in Biology and Medicine.  

Ajit Varma :- Ajit Varma, Ph.D. is Director General, Amity Institute of Microbial Technology (Amity University, Uttar Pradesh) and Vice chairman, Amity Science, Technology & Innovation Foundation. He was formerly Professor of Microbial Technology in School of life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His research interest is mycorrhizal fungi and their biotechnological applications. Dr. Varma has published over 283 research articles, in national and international journals of repute, and also several major review articles and book chapters. He has published 31 books in the area of Microbial Technology published by Academic Press (London), CRC Press (USA), IDRC (Canada) and Springer-Verlag (Germany). Dr. Varma is a recipient of a large number if International Scientific Fellowships, to name a few: Commonwealth fellowship (Australia), national Research Council (Canada), Alexander Von-Humboldt Foundation (Germany).

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