Special Issue "Mycorrhizal Fungal Diversity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021) | Viewed by 1938
Interests: Illumina MiSeq; soil fungal biodiversity; mycorrhizal fungi; microbial ecology; orchids mycorrhizal fungi; Archaeobotany
Interests: environmental microbiology: plants and soil microorganisms; root symbioses; plant–soil microbial interactions; nitrogen-fixing symbionts, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and their associated bacteria; metabarcoding analysis of soil microbial communities (fungi, bacteria, archaea) in natural (alpine, Mediterranean ecosystems) and agricultural environments (soils subjected to land-use gradient) and their impact on plant growth and development
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Mycorrhizal fungi play an important role in terrestrial ecosystems, as they regulate nutrient and carbon cycles, and influence various ecosystem processes (e.g. soil aggregation, litter decomposition, and seedling survival). Mycorrhizal symbioses influence plant growth and performance (including plant productivity), and increase the tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses (e.g., water deficit).
The real magnitude of fungal diversity has only recently been appreciated thanks to the development of large-scale DNA sequence datasets obtained by means of next-generation sequencing (NGS). These new findings have highlighted that soil ecosystems and their functioning are under the threat of biodiversity loss.
In this context, agricultural practices, forest management, and different human impacts and climate change strongly affect soil physical and chemical characteristics, which impact the microbial communities, affecting their abundance, diversity, and activity.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to focus on mycorrhizal fungi biodiversity in different environments, both natural and anthropic, in order to depict the driving forces that shape the mycorrhizal component of the total fungal soil community.
Papers that describe single case studies, technical advances, as well as perspective views in order to depict mycorrhizal biodiversity are most welcome.
Dr. Samuele Voyron
Dr. Erica Lumini
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- mycorrhizal fungi
- climate change and fungal biodiversity
- natural ecosystems
- agroforestry environment
- mycorrhizal interaction with biotic and abiotic factors
- anthropic environment