c7.7.58 – New approaches to improve the mycorrhizal development by bacteria and LECT.

Ranalli G, Alfano G, Belli C, Lustrato G

Department of Science and Technology for the Environment and Territory, DISTAT University of Molise, Pesche, Italy
Collocazione: c7.7.58 – Tipo Comunicazione: Poster
7° Congresso SISEF *
Sessione 7: “Poster” *

Contatto: Giancarlo Ranalli (ranalli@unimol.it)

Abstract: In natural conditions, mycorrhizal fungi are surrounded by complex microbial communities, which modulate the mycorrhizal symbiosis. Recently, many bacterial strains have been reported to be able to promote either arbuscular or ectomycorrhizal symbioses âmycorrhiza helper bacteria’ (MHB). This concept is revisited, and the distinction is made between the helper bacteria, which assist mycorrhiza formation, and those that interact positively with the functioning of the symbiosis. The question of the specificity of the MHB effect is addressed, and an assessment is made of progress in understanding the mechanisms of the MHB effect, which has been made possible through the Low Electric Current (LEC) treatments. Preliminary results are presented with discussion of future research priorities regarding the potentially very fruitful concept of MHB.

Citazione: Ranalli G, Alfano G, Belli C, Lustrato G (2009). New approaches to improve the mycorrhizal development by bacteria and LECT. . 7° Congresso Nazionale SISEF, Isernia – Pesche (IS), 29 Set – 03 Ott 2009, Contributo no. #c7.7.58