Effect of vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal infection on amino acid composition in roots of onion and white clover

Keitaro Tawaraya, Masanori Saito

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Abstract

Vesicular-arbuscular (V A) mycorrhizal infection refers to symbiotic associations between vascular plants and fungi belonging to the order Glomales. The fungi absorb phosphorus from the soil solution and supply it to host cells via arbuscules. In return, the host plant provides its photosynthates as a source of carbohydrates to the fungi (Smith and Gianinazzi-Pearson 1988; Smith and Smith 1990; Saito et al. 1992). However the physiological mechanisms involved in the exchange of nutrients and photosynthates have not been well defined (Smith and Gianinazzi-Pearson 1988; Schwab et al. 1991).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-343
Number of pages5
JournalSoil Science and Plant Nutrition
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jun

Keywords

  • Amino acid
  • Organic acid
  • Proline
  • Sugar
  • VAM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science
  • Plant Science

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