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This new edition of Fungal Associations focuses on mycorrhizas, lichens and fungal-bacterial symbioses. It has been completely revised, updated and expanded. Renowned experts present thorough reviews and discuss the most recent findings on molecular interactions between fungi and plants or bacteria that lead to morphological alterations and novel properties in the symbionts. New insights into the beneficial impact of fungal associations on ecosystem health are provided and documented with striking examples.
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1 Exploring the Genome of Glomeromycotan FungiV. Gianinazzi-Pearson, D. van Tuinen1, D. Wipf, E. Dumas-Gaudot, G. Recorbet, Y. Liu, J. Doidy, D. Redecker, N. Ferrol2 Molecular Approaches to Arbuscular Mycorrhiza FunctioningP. Franken, A. Waschke, N. Requena3 The Interface Between Plants and Mycorrhizal Fungi: Nutrient Exchange, Signaling and Cell OrganizationA. Genre, P. Bonfante4 Arbuscular Mycorrhiza -- a Key Component of Sustainable Plant--Soil EcosystemsP. Jeffries, J.M. Barea5 The Geosiphon--Nostoc Endosymbiosis and its Role as a Model for Arbuscular Mycorrhiza ResearchA. Schussler6 De-Constructing a Mutualist: How the Molecular Blueprints of Model Symbiotic Fungi are Changing our Understanding of MutualismJ.M. Plett, A. Kohler, F. Martin7 Carbohydrates Exchange Between Symbionts in EctomycorrhizasU. Nehls, I. Bodendiek8 Lipids of MycorrhizasY. Dalpe, M. Trepanier, A. Lounes-Hadj Sahraoui, J. Fontaine, M. Sancholle9 The Role of the Stonesphere for the Interactions between Mycorrhizal Fungi and Mycorrhizosphere Bacteria during Mineral WeatheringN. Koele10 Context-Dependent Interaction Hierarchies and the Organization of Ectomycorrhizal Fungal CommunitiesR.T. Koide11 Ectendomycorrhizas: Occurrence, Structural Characteristics, and Possible RolesR.L. Peterson12 Orchid Mycorrhizas: Molecular Ecology, Physiology, Evolution and Conservation AspectsJ.D.W. Dearnaley, F. Matos M.-A. Selosse 13 The Symbiotic Fungus Piriformospora indica: ReviewA. Varma, I. Sherameti, S. Tripathi, R. Prasad, A. Das, M. Sharma, M. Bakshi, J.M. Johnson, S. Bhardwaj1, M. Arora, K. Rastogi, A. Agrawal, A.C. Kharkwal, S. Talukdar, U.S. Bagde, V.S. Bisaria, C.P. Upadhyaya, P.S. Won, Y. Chen, J. Ma, B. Lou, A. Adya, L. Zhong, M.K. Meghvanshi, S.K. Gosal, R.B. Srivastava, A.K. Johri, C. Cruz, R. Oelmuller 14 Genetic Diversity and Functional Aspects of Ericoid Mycorrhizal FungiS. Perotto, E. Martino, S. Abba, M. Vallino15 The Symbiotic Phenotype of Lichen-Forming Ascomycetes and Their Endo- and EpibiontsR. Honegger16 BasidiolichensF. Oberwinkler17 Bacteria and the Lichen SymbiosisM. Grube, M. Cardinale, G. Berg18 Fungal and Bacterial Volatile Organic Compounds: an Overview and Their Role as Ecological Signaling AgentsJ.W. Bennett, R. Hung, S. Lee, S. Padhi


From the book reviews:"The Mycota highlights developments in both basic and applied research and presents an overview of fungal systematics. ... This edition surely encourages young researchers in the mycology field opening to new advanced modern ideas. Besides, it is also very useful for ecologists who work on fungal associations in the environment. Should be available in all mycological research laboratories and university libraries." (AnupamaDaranagama and Samantha C. Karunarathna, Fungal Diversity, December, 2014)

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