Mycorrhizal Technology in Agriculture

From Genes to Bioproducts

  • Silvio Gianinazzi
  • Hannes Schüepp
  • José Miguel Barea
  • Kurt Haselwandter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. J. M. Barea, M. Gryndler, P. Lemanceau, H. Schüepp, R. Azcón
    Pages 1-18
  3. M. Giovannetti, C. Sbrana, L. Avio
    Pages 49-58
  4. A. Gollotte, L. Brechenmacher, S. Weidmann, P. Franken, V. Gianinazzi-Pearson
    Pages 87-102
  5. M. J. Pozo, S. Slezack-Deschaumes, E. Dumas-Gaudot, S. Gianinazzi, C. Azcón-Aguilar
    Pages 103-111
  6. N. Ferrol, S. Gianinazzi, V. Gianinazzi-Pearson
    Pages 113-122
  7. P. Jeffries, A. Craven-Griffiths, J. M. Barea, Y. Levy, J. C. Dodd
    Pages 151-174
  8. C. Leyval, E. J. Joner, C. del Val, K. Haselwandter
    Pages 175-186
  9. C. Azcón-Aguilar, M. C. Jaizme-Vega, C. Calvet
    Pages 187-197
  10. M. Tsimilli-Michael, R. J. Strasser
    Pages 199-209
  11. D. Atkinson, J. A. Baddeley, N. Goicoechea, J. Green, M. Sánchez-Díaz, C. A. Watson
    Pages 211-222
  12. M. Vestberg, A. C. Cassells, A. Schubert, C. Cordier, S. Gianinazzi
    Pages 223-233
  13. V. Estaún, A. Camprubí, E. J. Joner
    Pages 249-259
  14. H. von Alten, B. Blal, J. C. Dodd, F. Feldmann, M. Vosatka
    Pages 281-296

About this book


Arbuscular Mycorrhiza (AM) is the most common mycorrhizal type involved in agricultural systems, and the most widespread plant root symbiosis. The fungi involved (Glomales) are known to promote plant growth and health by acting as biofertilizers, bioprotectors and bioregulators. The main aim of this book is to provide readers with theoretical and applied knowledge essential for the use of AM fungi in improving plant health and fitness, production of high quality food and in conservation of natural resources. The different chapters target understanding the role of AM fungi in sustainable crop production, discussing ways to improve biological equilibria between microorganisms in the mycorrhizosphere, analysing genetic, physiological, cellular and molecular bases of AM functioning and establishing technologies for inoculum production, according to the regulatory guidelines for application.


Fungi Lysin Pathogen agriculture growth microorganism mycology mycorrhiza physiology plant plant growth plants quality soil transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Silvio Gianinazzi
    • 1
  • Hannes Schüepp
    • 2
  • José Miguel Barea
    • 3
  • Kurt Haselwandter
    • 4
  1. 1.CMSE-INRA/Université de BourgogneDijonFrance
  2. 2.Federal Research StationWädenswilSwitzerland
  3. 3.Estación Experimental del ZaidínCSICGranadaEspaña
  4. 4.Universität InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag 2002
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Basel
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-0348-9444-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-0348-8117-3
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