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Research Project: Production, Utilization, and Importance of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Sustainable Agriculture

Location: Sustainable Biofuels and Co-products Research

Title: Mycorrhizal Fungi: The colonizers, mediators, and protectors of the ecosystem

item ZINATI, GLADIS - Rodale Institute
item Heller, Wade
item Carrara, Joseph
item KALRA, AMIYA - Rodale Institute

Submitted to: Review Article
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/11/2023
Publication Date: 9/14/2023
Citation: Zinati, G., Heller, W., Carrara, J.E., Kalra, A. 2023. Mycorrhizal Fungi: The colonizers, mediators, and protectors of the ecosystem. Review Article.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: An overview of mycorrhizal symbioses and the benefits mycorrhizal fungi provide to plants in natural and agricultural systems. The document compares/contrasts different types of mycorrhizae (e.g. ectomycorrhizae and endomycorrhizae) and describes the function of these associations in terms of soil nutrient uptake. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, the group of mycorrhizal fungi which associate with the roots of vegetable crops, are the primary focus of the article. The intended audience for the document are agricultural producers and home gardeners wanting to learn more about these beneficial soil microbes and their role in sustainable agriculture.