• Choose a colour
  • 'Designer' mycorrhizas?: using natural genetic variation in AM fungi to increase plant growth.

    Author(s) : Sanders, I. R.

    Author Affiliation : Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.

    Author Email : ian.sanders@unil.ch

    Journal article : ISME Journal 2010 Vol.4 No.9 pp.1081-1083 ref.12

    Abstract : 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.

    ISSN : 1751-7362

    DOI : 10.1038/ismej.2010.109

    URL : http://www.nature.com/ismej/journal/v...

    Record Number : 20103284137

    Publisher : Nature Publishing Group

    Location of publication : London

    Country of publication : UK

    Language of text : English

    Language of summary : English

    Indexing terms for this abstract:

    Organism descriptor(s) : Rhizophagus intraradices

    Descriptor(s) : agriculture, arbuscular mycorrhizas, endomycorrhizas, genetic diversity, genetic engineering, genetic variation, in vitro culture, in vitro regeneration, microbial ecology, mycorrhizal fungi, mycorrhizas, symbiosis, tissue culture

    Identifier(s) : arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, fungus, genetic manipulation, genetic variability, genotypic variability, genotypic variation, Glomus intraradices, vesicular arbuscular mycorrhizas

    Broader term(s) : Rhizophagus (Glomerales), Glomeraceae, Glomerales, Glomeromycetes, Glomeromycota, fungi, eukaryotes