Special Issue "Cellular and Molecular Basis of Plant-Fungal Interactions in Mycorrhizas"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2021.
Interests: plant-microbe interactions; omics applied to mycorrhizas; microbes and agriculture; endobacteria
Interests: molecular and cellular aspects of plant–microbe interactions, mainly during arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis; plant response to biotic stress; role of phytohormones in plant growth and in response to microbes; apocarotenoids
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What is the secret of the pervasive power of mycorrhizas and of their ecological success in all the environments of our planet? Mycorrhizal interactions involve more than 300,000 land plants and at least 50,000 fungal species belonging to all the major fungal taxa (from the Mucoromycota to Basidiomycota). They appear equally successful in colonizing different environments, from alpine and boreal zones to tropical forests and grasslands. This immense biodiversity leads to multiple methods of interaction, which differ in environmental adaptations, genetics, and physiology of the partners. However, many interesting similarities can be traced exploring the complexity of cell-to-cell contacts between plants and fungi, the molecules and the signaling pathways, which allow the establishment of the symbiosis, as well as the regulation of molecular determinants, which control downstream events leading to colonization and nutrient exchanges.
The aim of this Special Issue is to provide an updated view of what happens when the evolutionary pathways of fungi and plants cross each other leading to mycorrhizal symbiosis. Both original research and review contributions based on the most updated cell biology, analytical and molecular approaches applied to all the diverse mycorrhizal associations are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Paola Bonfante
Dr. Valentina Fiorilli
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- confocal microscopy
- “omics“ approaches
- signaling molecules
- plant and fungal membranes
- natural variation
Plant-mycorrhizal fungi-pathogen interaction
Nutrient transfer imaging