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Beneficial services of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi – from ecology to application

  • Chen, Min Department of Biology, Rte Albert Gockel, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Arato, Miguel Inoq GmbH, Schnega, Germany
  • Borghi, Lorenzo Institute of Plant and Molecular Biology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Nouri, Eva Department of Biology, Rte Albert Gockel, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Reinhardt, Didier Department of Biology, Rte Albert Gockel, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
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  • 04.09.2018
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  • Frontiers in Plant Science. - 2018, vol. 9, p. 1270
English Arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) is the most common symbiotic association of plants with microbes. AM fungi occur in the majority of natural habitats and they provide a range of important ecological services, in particular by improving plant nutrition, stress resistance and tolerance, as well as soil structure and fertility. AM fungi interact with most crop plants including cereals, vegetables, and fruit trees, therefore, they receive increasing attention for their potential use in sustainable agriculture. Basic research of the past decade has revealed the existence of a dedicated recognition and signaling pathway that is required for AM. Furthermore, recent evidence provided new insight into the exchange of nutritional benefits between the symbiotic partners. The great potential for application of AM has given rise to a thriving industry for AM-related products for agriculture, horticulture, and landscaping. Here, we discuss new developments in these fields, and we highlight future potential and limits towards the use of AM fungi for plant production.
Faculty
Faculté des sciences et de médecine
Department
Département de Biologie
Language
  • English
Classification
Biological sciences
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