Special Issue "Research on Mycorrhizal Fungi"

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Microbe Interactions".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 139

Special Issue Editors

Centre for Functional Ecology-Science for People & the Planet, Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, 3000-456 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: plant-microbe interactions; mycorrhiza; plant beneficial bacteria; sustainable agriculture; phytoremediation
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Dr. Marieta Hristozkova
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Department of Plant Physiology, Faculty of Biology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: plant physiology and biochemistry; mycorrhizal symbiosis efficiency; response of plants to abiotic stress; antioxidant capacity
Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, via Università 100, 80055 Portici, Italy
Interests: plant–soil microbial interactions; microbial ecology; plant ecology; mycorrhiza
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Mycorrhizal fungi are a group of microorganisms that form a symbiotic relationship with plant roots. By interacting with their host plants, they form a mutually beneficial association. This symbiotic relationship plays a vital role in plant nutrient uptake, growth and development, and stress resistance. Mycorrhizal fungi are ubiquitous widespread soil microorganisms that include arbuscular mycorrhizal, ectomycorrhizal, ericoid mycorrhizal and orchid mycorrhizal fungi, among others. These microbes have been proven to offer an array of advantages to host plants, e.g., improving crops' nutrient status and enhancing their fitness, quality and yield. In recent years, research on mycorrhizal fungi has continued to expand, and the fields implicated have become increasingly diverse.

This Special Issue aims to gather the latest research results and theoretical advances with regard to mycorrhizal fungi, and to promote academic exchange and collaboration. We welcome papers that address the following topics:

  • Interaction of all types of mycorrhizal fungi with plants;
  • The role of mycorrhizal fungi in plant nutrient uptake and growth regulation;
  • The function of mycorrhizal fungi in ecosystems
  • The use of mycorrhizal fungi in environmental restoration and sustainable agricultural/forestry development.

This Special Issue of Microorganisms plans to collect recent research on mycorrhizal fungi. Original research articles and comprehensive reviews are welcome.

Dr. Rui S. Oliveira
Dr. Marieta Hristozkova
Dr. Mohamed Idbella
Guest Editors

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  • mycorrhizal fungi
  • mycorrhizal symbiosis
  • plant–microbe interaction
  • plant nutrition
  • crop production

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