Sanders, I. R.
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Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.
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This paper briefly discusses several reasons that limit the use of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) symbiosis in agriculture, and the possibility to create in the future designer mycorrhiza by coupling recent advances in understanding the ecology, natural genetic diversity and genetics of AMF with technological advances in inoculums production. Various studies focusing on the high levels of within-species genetic variability in the AMF Glomus intraradices are presented. One way to develop effective new inoculum with a specific growth effect on a given crop is to manipulate the genetics of AMF.
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Nature Publishing Group
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agriculture, arbuscular mycorrhizas, endomycorrhizas, genetic diversity, genetic engineering, genetic variation, in vitro culture, in vitro regeneration, microbial ecology, mycorrhizal fungi, mycorrhizas, symbiosis, tissue culture
arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, fungus, genetic manipulation, genetic variability, genotypic variability, genotypic variation, Glomus intraradices, vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizas
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Rhizophagus (Glomerales), Glomeraceae, Glomerales, Glomeromycetes, Glomeromycota, fungi, eukaryotes