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Abstract

Mycorrhizas are a universal symbiosis between plants and certain soil fungi and constitute a major interface or connection between soil and plants. Relatively little is known about the full range of functions of mycorrhizal symbioses, particularly on topics in areas such as molecular interactions, genetic derminants, population dynamics and biodiversity, concerning either the symbiosis or the mycorrhizal fungi themselves. Information is still fragmentary on the unquestionable role of mycorrhizas in nutrient and carbon cycling, the improvement of soil quality, or in stress alleviation and plant protection in sustainable plant-soil systems. It is therefore essential to view mycorrhizas as crucial protagonists in the development of environmentally sustainable plant systems. The 4th European Symposium on Mycorrhizas, held in Granada in July 1994, was an excellent opportunity for the presentation of new results and for exchange of ideas on developments in basic research and applications in this research area. This book presents papers which were given during the Symposium, and it is in fact a summary of the information which was presented and discussed during the meeting.

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Authors: AZCON-AGUILAR C, Estación Experimental del Zaidín, Department of Soil Microbiology and Symbiotic Systems, Granada (ES);BAREA J M (EDITORS), Estación Experimental del Zaidín, Department of Soil Microbiology and Symbiotic Systems, Granada (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 16728 EN (1996) 689pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, DG XII, COST Secretariat, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-5676-9
Record Number: 199610580 / Last updated on: 1996-05-13
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en