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 neotropical ecosystem forests. The contents address diversity and function of ectomycorrhiza associated with forest plants, impacts of ectomycorrhiza on plant diversity and composition, regeneration and dynamics of ecosystems, biomass production in forestry, and adaptation of ectomycorrhiza.
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Management of the ectomycorrhizal symbiosis to improve the growth of fast growing tree species in tropical areas, R. Duponnois et al.
Ecology and utilization of ectomycorrhizal mushrooms of the Lowland Coastal forests, J. Jefwa
The contribution of ectomycorrhizal fungal feedbacks to the maintenance of tropical monodominant rain forests, K.L. McGuire
Molecular and morphological diversity of ectomycorrhizal fungi in mixed and monodominant African rain forests, A.G. Diédhiou et al.
Ectomycorrhizas of three species of Nyctaginaceae in the tropical mountain rain forest of South Ecuador, I. Haug
Ectomycorrhiza in Reforestation in Tropical Agro-ecosystems in Indonesia, H. L. Tata
Diversity and abundance of ectomycorrhizal fungi in rain forests of Cameroon under different disturbance regimes, N. A. Onguene
Diversity and adaptation of ectomycorrhizal symbioses to ultramafic soils in New Caledonia, P. Jourand et al.
Mycorrhizal fungi diversity and their importance on the establishment of native species seedlings within Madagascarian degraded sclerophyllous forest, N. Ramanankierana
Contribution of morphological and molecular studies to the estimates of ectomycorrhizal diversity and specificity in Neotropical and Paleotropical Dipterocarpaceae, B. Moyersoen
Contrasting above and below-ground diversity and community structure of fungal symbiotes associated to Isoberlinia spp. in woodlands of Western Africa, S.Y. Nourou
Alleviation of salt stress by Scleroderma bermudense in Coccoloba uvifera plants, A. Bâ et al.
The Physiology of Scleroderma sinnamariense, an ectomycorrhizal fungus of Gnetum species, E.T. Bechem
Ectomycorrhizal fungal communities in low land dipterocarp forests, K. Nara
The diversity of Scleroderma species and its use for the controlled mycorrhization of Afzelia africana Sm, K. Sanon et al.