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Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
Mycorrhizal Fungi: Role in the Solubilization of Potassium
Research Areas
  • Forest
Mycorrhizae have been key living microorganisms in the plant colonization of terrestrial environments. The crucial roles of mycorrhizae are to provide plant nutrition and stress resistance for plant growth and development. Potassium (K+) shows important functions in different metabolic processes and physiological functions and is the third crucial component of most crop fertilizers (after nitrogen and phosphorus). This chapter discusses the current state of knowledge about the role of mycorrhizal symbiosis in the release, solubilization, and transport of potassium from the soil to plants. Improved metagenomic analyses and the availability of transcriptome data provide promising tools for studying fungal weathering and the mycorrhizal contributions to K+ solubilization and K+ transport to plants. Additionally, some benefits of mycorrhizal potassium uptake in plants are described.
Book Edition
Book Publishing
Book title
Potassium Solubilizing Microorganisms for Sustainable Agriculture
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  • Autor: Jose Alfonso Dominguez Nuñez (UPM)
  • Autor: Begoña Benito Casado (UPM)
  • Autor: Marta Berrocal Lobo (UPM)
  • Autor: Ada Albanesi (National University of Santiago del Estero)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Homeostasis iónica y ciclo celular
  • Grupo de Investigación: Economía y Sostenibilidad del Medio Natural
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas, CBGP
  • Departamento: Sistemas y Recursos Naturales
  • Departamento: Biotecnología - Biología Vegetal
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Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNCIDE 2011 (OTR-2011-0236)
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNPACTO (IPT-020000-2010-22)