Ectomycorrhizal Symbioses in Tropical and Neotropical Forests: 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Ectomycorrhizal Symbioses in Tropical and Neotropical Forests

1st Edition

Edited by Amadou M. Ba, Krista L. McGuire, Abdala G. Diedhiou

CRC Press

300 pages

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Ectomycorrhizal symbiosis plays a major role in biodiversity and stability of ecosystems in tropical forests. It is a research imperative in tropical and neotropical forest ecosystems because they contain ecologically and economically important tree species. This book provides an overview of the knowledge of ECM symbioses in tropical and neotropica

Table of Contents

Management of the ectomycorrhizal symbiosis to improve the growth of fast growing tree species in tropical areas. Ecology and utilization of ectomycorrhizal mushrooms of the Lowland Coastal forests. The contribution of ectomycorrhizal fungal feedbacks to the maintenance of tropical monodominant rain forests. Molecular and morphological diversity of ectomycorrhizal fungi in mixed and monodominant African rain forests. Ectomycorrhizas of three species of Nyctaginaceae in the tropical mountain rain forest of South Ecuador. Ectomycorrhiza in Reforestation in Tropical Agro-ecosystems in Indonesia. Diversity and abundance of ectomycorrhizal fungi in rain forests of Cameroon under different disturbance regimes. Diversity and adaptation of ectomycorrhizal symbioses to ultramafic soils in New Caledonia. Mycorrhizal fungi diversity and their importance on the establishment of native species seedlings within Madagascarian degraded sclerophyllous forest. Contribution of morphological and molecular studies to the estimates of ectomycorrhizal diversity and specificity in Neotropical and Paleotropical Dipterocarpaceae. Contrasting above and below-ground diversity and community structure of fungal symbiotes associated to Isoberlinia spp. in woodlands of Western Africa. Alleviation of salt stress by Scleroderma bermudense in Coccoloba uvifera plants. The Physiology of Scleroderma sinnamariense, an ectomycorrhizal fungus of Gnetum species. Ectomycorrhizal fungal communities in low land dipterocarp forests. The diversity of Scleroderma species and its use for the controlled mycorrhization of Afzelia africana Sm.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Microbiology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Forestry