Special Issue "Mycorrhizal Fungi and Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2021).
Interests: cell wall; genomics and fungal genomics of symbiotic fungi; mycorrhizal fungi; plant-microbe interactions; abiotic stresses
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Cell-Specificity in Plants
Special Issue in Agronomy: Contribution of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis to Crop Growth
Special Issue in Journal of Fungi: Cell Wall Stress Response
Special Issue in Plants: Biostimulants as Growth Promoting and Stress Protecting Compounds
Special Issue in Resources: Value-Added Compounds from Compost, Digestate and Agro-Industrial Waste
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Biochemical and Molecular Regulations of Priming: How Plants Enhance Their Defence against Environmental Pressures
Interests: mycorrhizal symbiosis; ectomycorrhizal and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi; functional diversity; genomics; transcriptomics; plant and fungal transporters; ammonium; phosphate; water; common mycorrhizal networks; isotopes
Mycorrhizal fungi are a heterogeneous group of diverse fungal taxa, associated with the roots of over 90% of all plant species. In the last ten years, molecular and genetic tools, the development of high-throughput sequencing technologies, as well as the advances in bioinformatics have allowed improving knowledge on the biology, ecology, and biodiversity of mycorrhizal associations. The contribution of projects dedicated to the sequencing of several mycorrhizal fungal genomes has helped to reveal how evolution has played a crucial role in fashioning fungal genomes to suit their own specialization, highlighting the differences in the symbiotic relationship between the host plant and the fungus in several mycorrhizal interactions. A further important step should be the correlation of findings by -omics approaches with phenotyping data, with the aim to identify the favorable traits associated with several mycorrhizal interactions. Several mycorrhizal fungi can also differently influence different soil processes. Moreover, mycorrhizal fungi are forming multitrophic interactions with micro and macro-organisms (i.e., insects, bacteria) that could also modify their phenotypes. Improving knowledge on all these aspects could be an important point for the optimization in the application of these fungi in sustainable agro-forestry programs.
Prof. Dr. Raffaella Maria Balestrini
Prof. Dr. Pierre-Emmanuel Courty
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- Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
- Sustainable agriculture
- Nutrient uptake
- Ectomycorrhizal fungi
- Symbiotic interaction
- Organic farming
- Ecosystem services
- Multitrophic interactions