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Category Text Publication
Reference Category Book chapters
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-822974-3.00251-2
Title (Primary) Fungi including mycorrhizal fungi
Title (Secondary) Encyclopedia of soils in the environment, Volume 1 (2nd edition)
Author Buscot, F.
Publisher Goss, M.J.; Oliver, M.A.
Year 2023
Department BOOEK
Page From 49
Page To 60
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords Biotrophic interactions; Common mycelial networks; Enzymatic potential; Microbiome and holobiome; Mycorrhiza; Soil fungi; Soil health; Soil microbial diversity; Soil molecular ecology
Abstract The morphological, reproductive and physiological traits of fungi are presented, followed by their contrasting biotic interactions with organisms living in soils, particularly mycorrhiza (the symbiotic associations with plant roots) that are crucial to the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems. Their broad range of metabolic capacities indicate that fungi are a main group of the soil microbiome, importantly participating in pedogenesis and element cycling, and of the plant holobiont. Recent integration of microbiological, physiological, new molecular ecological techniques and bioinformatics has dramatically increased knowledge of soil fungi, their role in soil functioning and potential development of more sustainable soil and land-use practices.
Persistent UFZ Identifier
Buscot, F. (2023):
Fungi including mycorrhizal fungi
In: Goss, M.J., Oliver, M.A. (eds.)
Encyclopedia of soils in the environment, Volume 1 (2nd edition)
Elsevier, Amsterdam, p. 49 - 60 10.1016/B978-0-12-822974-3.00251-2