A critical review on the role of mycorrhizal fungi in the uptake of phosphorus by plants

@article{Bolan2004ACR,
  title={A critical review on the role of mycorrhizal fungi in the uptake of phosphorus by plants},
  author={Nanthi S. Bolan},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2004},
  volume={134},
  pages={189-207}
}
  • N. Bolan
  • Published 1 July 1991
  • Biology
  • Plant and Soil
The beneficial effects of mycorrhizae on plant growth have often been related to the increase in the uptake of immobile nutrients, especially phosphorus (P). In this review the mechanisms for the increase in the uptake of P by mycorrhizae and the sources of soil P for mycorrhizal and non-mycorrhizal plants are examined.Various mechanisms have been suggested for the increase in the uptake of P by mycorrhizal plants. These include: exploration of larger soil volume; faster movement of P into… Expand

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