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Symposium on Mycorrhizae and Plant Disease Research

Aspects of Vesicular-Arbuscular Mycorrhizae in Plant Disease Research. Stan Nemec, U.S. Department of Agriculture, ARS, Orlando, FL 32803. Phytopathology 72:1101. Copyright 1982 The American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/Phyto-72-1101.

During the past decade, discoveries by scientists doing research on vesicular-arbuscular (VA) fungi have generated an "explosion" of interest. Now that VA mycorrhizae are known to be nearly ubiquitous on most higher plants and significantly beneficial to their nutrition. A wider variety of research on them is being done by workers in many disciplines of the basic and appIied sciences. Studies are wide ranging, but there is particular emphasis on nutrient uptake, host growth responses, host-pathogen-symbiont interactions, and, lately, on commercial applications designed to conserve crop plant mineral nutrient resources.