Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Play a Major Role in Agriculture and Natural Ecosystems to Improve Production in Sustainable Manner.

Prasad Kamal
In: Jamaluddin and Singh A K (eds). Microbes and Sustainable Plant Productivity: 189 p.

AM fungi are associated with the roots of majority of the terrestrial plants. The?agriculture and environmental benefits of mycorrhiza is a well known. AM fungi?covering a variety of benefits in whole countries such as drought and increased crop?growth yield and save the environment. Their function range from stress alleviation to?bioremediation in soils polluted with heavy metal. There is a great possibility of using?mycorrhizas as a biological tool for sustainable agriculture in arid and semi-arid?tropical countries. This review gives an overview on the most common underground?symbiosis mycorrhizal benefits, important agricultural applications and recommends?some management practices for the arid and semi arid environmental conditions.?

Arbuscular mycorrhiza
Ecosystem services
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