Water availability alters the community structure of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and determines plant mycorrhizal benefit

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Frew, Adam. 2023. "Water availability alters the community structure of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and determines plant mycorrhizal benefit." Plants, People, Planet. 5 (5), pp. 683-689. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppp3.10372
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Water availability alters the community structure of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and determines plant mycorrhizal benefit

ERA Journal ID213963
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsFrew, Adam
Journal TitlePlants, People, Planet
Journal Citation5 (5), pp. 683-689
Number of Pages7
Year2023
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN2572-2611
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/ppp3.10372
Web Address (URL)https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ppp3.10372
AbstractSocietal Impact Statement: The world faces major changes in rainfall patterns and water availability, posing a significant threat to plant productions systems and food security. The arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi associate with most major crops and can support plant nutrient and water uptake. Here, AM fungi were shown to mitigate the negative effects of low water availability on sorghum growth and phosphorus uptake, an effect that was associated with shifts in the fungal community structure. To realise the potential of AM fungi in sustainable agriculture requires more examination of their interactions with edaphic stresses in crop systems.
Keywordsarbuscular mycorrhiza; community structure; fungal community; sorghum; sustainable agriculture; water availability
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020410603. Soil biology
Byline AffiliationsCentre for Crop Health
Western Sydney University
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