Special Issue "Mycorrhizal Roles in Horticultural Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.
2. Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Hradec Kralove, 50003 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Interests: mycorrhizal fungi; drought stress; horticultural plants; soil structure; soil fertility
Interests: soil fertility; plant nutrition; nutrient diagnosis; nutrient mapping; microbial consortia and rhizosphere engineering; integrated nutrient management; advanced citrus production systems and precision citriculture
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Interests: plant nutrition; mycorrhizal fungal roles in mitigating of climate change; long term field experiments; soil carbon sequestration; soil quality; biodiversity and sustainable agriculture
Interests: mycorrhizal fungi and fruit disease
Given the pursuit of high nutritional quality in terms of horticultural products in recent years, the importance of having chemical-free production systems for horticultural plants has become inevitable. In the growth process of horticultural plants, a role as invisible drivers of nutrient chain supply is found in the form of soil microorganisms, including arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are able to establish a reciprocal symbiosis with the root system of horticultural plants and provide a possible way forward toward developing a quality-loaded production system.
Mycorrhizae have been shown to greatly enhance plant growth, improve root morphology, promote water and nutrient uptake in addition to increasing stress tolerance and improving fruit quality. With the development of various omics-based techniques, many genes that are specifically induced by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi have also been decoded at the cellular and subcellular levels, strong emphasizing the importance of mycorrhizae in horticulture crops. For example, aquaporins from mycorrhizal fungi and hosts act synergistically towards water uptake, and aquaporin genes in citrus plants can be induced by salt stress and not flooding. These results amply confirm the complexity of the underlying mechanisms in the functioning of mycorrhizae in horticultural plants. The purpose of this Special Issue is to present the recent advances regarding the roles of mycorrhizal fungi in relation to horticultural plants.
Prof. Dr. Qiang-Sheng Wu
Dr. Anoop Kumar Srivastava
Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Ortas
Prof. Dr. Bo Shu
Prof. Dr. Nong Zhou
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- endophytic fungi
- fruit quality
- fungi diversity
- medicinal plant
- ornamental plant
- stress tolerance