Arbuscular mycorrhiza: studies on the geosiphon symbiosis lead to the characterization of the first glomeromycotan sugar transporter.

@article{Schssler2007ArbuscularMS,
  title={Arbuscular mycorrhiza: studies on the geosiphon symbiosis lead to the characterization of the first glomeromycotan sugar transporter.},
  author={Arthur Sch{\"u}ssler and Holger Martin and David Jacques Cohen and Michael Fitz and Daniel Wipf},
  journal={Plant signaling & behavior},
  year={2007},
  volume={2 5},
  pages={431-4}
}
The intimate arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) association between roots and obligate symbiotic Glomeromycota ('AM fungi') 'feeds' about 80% of land plants. AM forming fungi supply land plants with inorganic nutrients and have an enormous impact on terrestrial ecosystems. In return, AM fungi obtain up to 20% of the plant-fixed CO(2), putatively as monosaccharides. In a recent work we have reported the characterization of the first glomeromycotan monosaccharide transporter, GpMST1, and its gene… CONTINUE READING