Special Issue "Physiological and Biochemical Mechanisms of Arbuscular Mycorrhiza under Stress"
A special issue of Journal of Fungi (ISSN 2309-608X). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Ecological Interactions of Fungi".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 2739
Interests: physiological and molecular mechanisms in mycorrhizal plant under stresses; migration and transformation of heavy metal(loid) among soil-microorganisms-plant system
Interests: rhizosphere/microbial driven biogeochemistry in the soil and sediment system, especially those mine impacted area, degraded land and/or contaminated soils; metal(loid) (e.g., cadmium, chromium, arsenic, lead, etc.) biogeochemistry in plant-microbial-soil ecosystem; plant-mycorrhizal fungi interaction
In natural environments, plant roots are usually associated with various soil microbes, such as arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi. AM fungi are ubiquitous soil fungi that form symbiotic associations with most terrestrial plants. The growth and functions of AM fungi depend on carbohydrates supplied by the plants; in return, the fungi assist the plants to acquire mineral nutrients (e.g., phosphorus) from soil. In addition, the beneficial effects of AM symbiosis have also been reported to improve plant tolerance to various environmental stresses, such as drought, salinity and soil pollution. Recent studies showed that plants grew better in poor or contaminated soils when roots were colonized by AM fungi. Obviously, for potential use of AM fungi in alleviation of stress and remediation of poor or contaminated soils, it is important to uncover the physiological and biochemical mechanisms of metabolism and detoxification in mycorrhizal symbiont under stress. This Special Issue of the Journal of Fungi will present originally research progress on the topic of “Physiological and Biochemical Mechanisms of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal under Stress”, expecting to promote the process of development in the tolerance mechanisms of AM symbiont under stress.
Dr. Xin Zhang
Dr. Songlin Wu
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- arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
- heavy metal