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This is the fourth updated and revised edition of a well-received book that emphasises on fungal diversity, plant productivity and sustainability. It contains new chapters written by leading experts in the field.
This book is an up-to-date overview of current progress in mycorrhiza and association with plant productivity and environmental sustainability. The result is a must hands-on guide, ideally suited for agri-biotechnology, soil biology, fungal biology including mycorrrhiza and stress management, academia and researchers.
The topic of this book is particularly relevant to researchers involved in mycorrhiza, especially to food security and environmental protection.
Mycorrhizas are symbioses between fungi and the roots of higher plants. As more than 90% of all known species of plants have the potential to form mycorrhizal associations, the productivity and species composition and the diversity of natural ecosystems are frequently dependent upon the presence and activity of mycorrhizas. The biotechnological application of mycorrhizas is expected to promote the production of food while maintaining ecologically and economically sustainable production systems.
Prof Dr Ajit Varma: Ajit Varma has completed his PhD at the age of 25 years from Allahabad University and Former Professor, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. Presently, he is the Distinguished Scientist & Professor of Eminence of Amity Institute of Microbial Technology; Pro-Vice Chancellor, Ritnand Balved Education Foundation, and Vice Chairman, Amity Science, Technology & Innovation Foundation Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India. He has published more than 314 papers. Ajit Varma is the Fellow of Alexander-von-Humboldt Society, Germany, elected Fellow of National Academy Agricultural Sciences and Fellow of Microbiology Society of India.
Ajit Varma is also series editor of the Springer series 'Soil Biology'.
Dr Ram Prasad: Assistant professor at Amity Institute of Microbial technology, Amity University, Noida, India. He is working on plant microbe interaction, nanobiotechnology, and microbial biotechnology including fungal biology. Ram Prasad has edited several books and has published a number of research papers and review articles to his credit in international journals. During 2014, Ram Prasad has been awarded American Cancer Society UICC International Fellowship for Beginning Investigator, USA.
Prof Dr Narendra Tuteja: An elected fellow of numerous academies and visiting scientists at ICGEB, New Delhi, he is currently Director and Head of Amity Institute of Microbial technology, Amity University, Noida, UP, India. Narendra Tuteja has made significant contributions to crop improvement under adverse conditions, reporting the first helicase from plant and human cells and demonstrating new roles of Ku autoantigen, nuclolin and elF4A as DNA helicases. Narendra Tuteja also reported several high salinity stress tolerant genes from plant and fungi and developed salt/drought tolerant plants.