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Effect of heavy metal pollution on mycorrhizal colonization and function: physiological, ecological and applied aspects
Abstract High concentrations of heavy metals in soil have an adverse effect on micro-organisms and microbial processes. Among soil microorganisms, mycorrhizal fungi are the only ones providing aExpand
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The contribution of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in sustainable maintenance of plant health and soil fertility
Abstract. Beneficial plant–microbe interactions in the rhizosphere are primary determinants of plant health and soil fertility. Arbuscular mycorrhizas are the most important microbial symbioses forExpand
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Differential responses of ectomycorrhizal fungi to heavy metals in vitro
Thirty-nine ectomycorrhizal isolates of Paxillus involutus, Pisolithus tinctorius, Suillus bovinus, S. luteus and S. variegatus were tested on cadmium, copper, nickel and zinc amended media toExpand
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Cadmium accumulation and buffering of cadmium-induced stress by arbuscular mycorrhiza in three Pisum sativum L. genotypes.
The role of arbuscular mycorrhiza in reducing Cd stress was investigated in three genotypes of Pisum sativum L. (cv. Frisson, VIR4788, VIR7128), grown in soil/sand pot cultures in the presence andExpand
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Effect of different arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal isolates on growth and arsenic accumulation in Plantago lanceolata L.
The role of indigenous and non-indigenous arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) on As uptake by Plantago lanceolata L. growing on substrate originating from mine waste rich in As was assessed in a potExpand
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Hypericin and pseudohypericin concentrations of a valuable medicinal plant Hypericum perforatum L. are enhanced by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
Hypericum perforatum L. (St. John’s-wort, Hypericaceae) is a valuable medicinal plant species cultivated for pharmaceutical purposes. Although the chemical composition and pharmacological activitiesExpand
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Identification of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in soils and roots of plants colonizing zinc wastes in southern Poland
Abstract Analysis of the community of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi in roots of Fragaria vesca growing in a heavy metal contaminated site was carried out on a Zn waste site near ChrzanowExpand
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Accumulation of copper by Acremonium pinkertoniae, a fungus isolated from industrial wastes.
Acremonium pinkertoniae isolated from zinc wastes was studied to understand the mechanisms that allow living organisms to thrive in polluted environments and the possible role of the fungus in theExpand
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Metal uptake and detoxification mechanisms in Erica andevalensis growing in a pyrite mine tailing
Abstract Erica andevalensis was found growing in the banks of extremely acidic, heavily metal-contaminated tailings of an abandoned pyrite mine in the Mertola region of southeastern Portugal.Expand
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The chapter summarizes research carried out within the last 15 years on the role of mycorrhizal fungi in phytoremediation of zinc wastes located in southern Poland. The impact of various technologiesExpand
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