Mycorrhizal symbioses and plant interactions

Author: Domenico PrisaCREA Research Centre for Vegetable and Ornamental Crops, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Via dei Fiori 8, 51012 Pescia, PT, ItalyFollow


The growing interest in mycorrhizal fungi in agriculture is related to their symbiotic relationships with cultivated plants. Thanks to functional genomics approaches, mycorrhizae and symbioses with host plants have emerged for their fea-tures. Besides improving nutritional supply, plant-fungal interactions increase plants’ tolerance to abiotic stresses such as drought, salinity and cold, as well as their resistance to diseases. Recent studies have investigated the interactions between plants and mycorrhizae, however the mechanisms often remain unclear. Indeed, plants in the field are affected by various stresses and results often appear contradictory. This review is aimed at presenting the most relevant studies in this field in order to highlight the possible benefits of mycorrhizal interactions and their application in agriculture.

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Prisa, Domenico (2023) “Mycorrhizal symbioses and plant interactions,” Karbala International Journal of Modern Science: Vol. 9 : Iss. 2 , Article 6.
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