In Vitro Culture of Mycorrhizas

Edited by Declerck, Stéphane; Strullu, Désiré-Georges; Fortin, J. André 
Springer  2005  

Hardback  388 pp 84 illus 13 in colour  ISBN 9783540240273      £171.00
The technique of in vitro cultivation of root organs has been developed over the past few decades and opens up new ways of studying plant-fungi associations. It is a technical breakthrough, especially for the investigation of the ubiquitous arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, since these obligate symbionts rely on plant tissue.

This is the first book describing this unique in vitro cultivation, which has markedly improved our general understanding of symbiosis. Presented by an international group of authors, including pioneers of this technique, it should encourage researchers to apply the method in further new studies on mycorrhizal fungi and plant-fungi interactions.

Various biological aspects such as the physiology, biochemistry, biodiversity, and life cycles of fungi as well as the effects of symbiosis on plant growth and development are described, including large-scale fungus production for biotechnological use. Detailed protocols allow the immediate application of the method to culture mycorrhizal fungi in vitro.

Written for researchers and graduate students


Part I State of the Art

1 InVitro Culture of Mycorrhizas , J. André Fortin, Stéphane Declerck, Désiré-Georges Strullu

Part II Systematics

2 TheMonoxenic Culture of ArbuscularMycorrhizal Fungi as a Tool for Germplasm Collections , Stéphane Declerck, Sylvie Séguin, Yolande Dalpé
3 TheMonoxenic Culture of ArbuscularMycorrhizal Fungi as a Tool for Systematics and Biodiversity , Yolande Dalpé, Sylvie Cranenbrouck, Sylvie Séguin, Stéphane Declerck
4 Life Cycle of Glomus Species inMonoxenic Culture , Yolande Dalpé, Francisco Adriano de Souza, Stéphane Declerck
5 Life History Strategies in Gigasporaceae: Insight fromMonoxenic Culture , Francisco Adriano de Souza, Yolande Dalpé, Stéphane Declerck, Ivan Enrique de la Providencia, Nathalie Séjalon-Delmas

Part III In Vitro Development and Physiology of Glomeromycetes

6 Environmental Factors That Affect Presymbiotic Hyphal Growth and Branching of ArbuscularMycorrhizal Fungi , Gerald Nagahashi, David D. Douds Jr.
7 BreakingMyths on ArbuscularMycorrhizas in Vitro Biology , Bert Bago, Custodia Cano
8 Host and Non-Host Impact on the Physiology of the AM Symbiosis , Horst Vierheilig, Bert Bago
9 Carbon Metabolism, Lipid Composition and Metabolism in Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi , Anne Grandmougin-Ferjani, Joël Fontaine, Roger Durand
10 Monoxenic Culture as a Tool to Study the Effect of the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis on the Physiology of Micropropagated Plantlets in Vitro and ex Vitro , Yves Desjardins, Cinta Hernández-Sebastià, Yves Piché
11 Uptake, Assimilation and Translocation of Mineral Elements in Monoxenic Cultivation Systems , Gervais Rufyikiri, Nathalie Kruyts, Stéphane Declerck, Yves Thiry, Bruno Delvaux, HervéDupré de Boulois, Erik Joner
12 Interaction of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi with Soil-Borne Pathogens and Non-Pathogenic Rhizosphere Micro-Organisms , Marc St Arnaud, Annemie Elsen

Part IV Root Organ Culture of Ectomycorrhizal Fungi

13 Cistus icanus Root Organ Cultures: a Valuable Tool for Studying Mycorrhizal Associations , Andrew P. Coughlan, Yves Piché
14 Cultivation of Edible Ectomycorrhizal Fungi by in Vitro Mycorrhizal Synthesis , Giovanna Maria Giomaro, Davide Sisti, Alessandra Zambonelli

Part V Root Organ Culture of Other Fungal Symbioses

15 Geosiphon pyriformis- a Glomeromycotan Soil Fungus Forming Endosymbiosis with Cyanobacteria , Arthur Schüßler, Elke Wolf
16 Sebacinaceae: Culturable Mycorrhiza-Like Endosymbiotic Fungi and Their Interaction with Non-Transformed and Transformed Roots , Ram Prasad, Huong Giang Pham, Rina Kumari, Anjana Singh, Vikas Yadav, Minu Sachdev, Amar Prakash Garg, Tatjana Peskan, Solveig Hehl, Irena Sherameti, Ralf Oelmuller, Ajit Varma

Part VI Biotechnology

17 Large-ScaleInoculumProductionofArbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on Root Organs and Inoculation Strategies, Alok Adholeya, Pragati Tiwari, Reena Singh

Part VII Methodology

18 Methodologies for in Vitro Cultivation of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi with Root Organs, Sylvie Cranenbrouck, Liesbeth Voets, Céline Bivort, Laurent Renard, Désiré-Georges Strullu, Stéphane Declerck

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