Book ID: 102892
Diversity and Biotechnology of Ectomycorrhizae. 2013. (Soil Biology, 25). illus. XVI, 459 p. gr8vo. Paper bd.
Ectomycorrhizal fungi play multifunctional roles during symbiosesmycoindicators of forest ecosystems, where an enormous diversity of ectomycorrhizal fungi can be found. Some ectomycorrhizal fungi also produce edible sporocarps, i.e., fruiting bodies, which are important for the food industry.Ectomycorrhizal fungi also produce various metal chelating molecules, which are of remarkable biotechnological significance and which also secrete useful secondary metabolites. Molecular approaches are required for the identification and differentiation of fungi forming symbioses with higher plants, while molecular tools are important to understand how genes are expressed during symbiosis with higher plants. -Contents: The importance of ectomycorrhizas for the growthof dipterocarps and the efficacy of ectomycorrhizal inoculation schemes.- The ectomycorrhizal symbiosis inSystematic and ecology of tropical ectomycorrhizal fungi using molecular approaches.- The molecular ectomycorrhizal fungus essence in association: a review of differentially expressed fungal genes during symbiosis formation.- Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation of ectomycorrhizal fungi.- Biotechnological processes used in controlled ectomycorrhizatio practices.- Signalling in ectomycorrhizal symbiosis establishment.- RNA silencing in ectomycorrhizal fungi.- Ectomycoremediation: An eco-friendly technique for the remediation of polluted sites? - Metal elements and thediversity and function of ectomycorrhizal communities.- A conceptual framework for up-scaling ecological processes and application to ectomycorrhizal fungi.- Mycobioindication of stress in forest ecosystems.- Effectof pesticides on the growth of ectomycorrhizal fungi andectomycorrhiza formation.- Metal- chelating agents from C:N interactions and the cost: benefit balance in ectomycorrhizae.- Ectomycorrhizal interaction between Cantharellus and Dendrocalamus.- Edible ectomycorrhizal Fungi: Cultivation, Conervation, and Challenges./ Index.- This is apaper bound edition of the 2010 hardcover edition.