Mycorrhizal symbioses are widespread and fundamental components of terrestrial ecosystems and have shaped plant evolution. Research in this field is rapidly evolving and recent findings have done much to improve our understanding of how these complex plant/fungal associations function. Providing either in-depth reviews or the results of previously unpublished scientific studies, the topics covered are of global interest and include plant/fungal communication, the interaction of mycorrhizal fungi with other soil microorganisms, the use of mycorrhizal fungi in plant-production systems, and the commercial harvesting of edible mycorrhizal forest mushrooms.
Damase P. Khasa is at Universite Laval, Canada. Yves Pich is at Universite Laval, Canada. Andrew P. Coughlin is at Universite Laval, Canada.
1: Mycorrhizae in Canadian forest and agricultural ecosystems 2: From a germinating spore to an established arbuscular mycorrhiza: signalling and regulation 3: Growth and branching of asymbiotic, presymbiotic and extraradical AM fungal hyphae: clarification of concepts and terminology 4: Interactions between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and soil microorganisms 5: Arbuscular mycorrhiza: where nature and industry meet 6: The relative field mycorrhizal dependency concept and its usefulness in agronomy 7: Extraction, propagation, and conservation of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi 8: Industrial perspective of applied mycorrhizal research in Canada 9: Mycorrhizal fungi in Canadian forest nurseries and field performance of inoculated seedlings 10: Ectomycorrhizal inoculation for boreal forest ecosystem restoration following oil sand extraction: the need for an initial three-step screening process 11: Technological transfer: the use of ectomycorrhizal fungi in conventional and modern forest tree nurseries in northern Africa 12: Ectomycorrhizae in the neotropics with emphasis on lowland forests 13: Ecophysiology of sporocarp development of ectomycorrhizal basidiomycetes associated with boreal forest gymnosperms