Francis Martin. 2016. Molecular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis

Molecular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis

Francis Martin
28 October 2016; doi: 10.1002/9781118951446


Recent years have seen extensive research in the molecular underpinnings of symbiotic plant-fungal interactions. Molecular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis is a timely collection of work that will bridge the gap between molecular biology, fungal genomics, and ecology. A more profound understanding of mycorrhizal symbiosis will have broad-ranging impacts on the fields of plant biology, mycology, crop science, and ecology. Molecular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis will open with introductory chapters on the biology, structure and phylogeny of the major types of mycorrhizal symbioses. Chapters then review different molecular mechanisms driving the development and functioning of mycorrhizal systems and molecular analysis of mycorrhizal populations and communities. The book closes with chapters that provide an overall synthesis of field and provide perspectives for future research. Authoritative and timely, Molecular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis, will be an essential reference from those working in plant and fungal biology.


Molecular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis, Editor(s): Francis Martin
John Wiley & Sons, INC.
Print ISBN: 9781118951415
Online ISBN: 9781118951446
DOI: 10.1002/9781118951446


Francis M. Martin is Research Director at the French National Institute for Agricultural (INRA) and leader of the INRA-Nancy Center of Exellence in Forestry. Dr. Martin has been researching plant effectors for more than a decade and has carried our research in France, the United States, Canada, and Australia. He has published more than 140 peer-reviewed papers, 17 review papers and 35 book chapters. He is now the lead scientist at the Ecogenomics of Interactions Lab at INRA.