Mycorrhizal Biology addresses the global problem of land degradation and the associated loss of soil productivity and decline in soil quality caused by exploitative farming practices and poor management in developing countries, and the far reaching socio-economic and ecological consequences of its impact on agricultural productivity and the environment. In the light of a need for sustainable development, a new system of productive agriculture, to ensure the efficient management of agricultural inputs for long term high crop productivity with minimum damage to the ecological and socio-economic environment is essential. The management of mycorrhizal fungi will form a significant part of such a system and this work investigates the key association of plant roots with mycorrhizal fungi, known to benefit plants under conditions of nutritional and water stress and pathogen challenge and analyses the developments in our understanding of the genetic loci that govern mycorrhiza formation.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 539 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 18 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 200
Peter Young in Microbiology Today, 28 (2001)
`The book in general is edited well ... The editors deserve compliments for bringing out this useful publication, which is a welcome addition ... I have no hesitation in recommending it to the scientists and students working on mycorrhiza as a most useful and convenient tool.'
`Nevertheless, it brings an interesting overview of the field, wiht contributions of value to people interested not only in theoretical aspects of mycorrhizal symbioses, but also in a more pratical point of view, with interesting to studies that are particularly carried out in India.'
Plant Science, 160 (2001)