Prospects and Applications for Plant-Associated Microbes, A laboratory manual: Part B: Fungi

Seppo Sorvari
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Plant-associated microbes are ubiquitous organisms living in a range of interactions with their host. Involving two organisms, research and applications of plant microbes are challenging and often require specific skills. This book guides the reader in the word of plant-associated fungi, giving both theoretical and practical insight on the potential of this interaction in biotechnology. Detailed instructions and step-by-step protocols are described for isolation, identification, localization and community analysis of fungi, studies on their bioactivity, molecular plant-fungal interactions, and development of fungi as tools for biotechnology.
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Publisher
Seppo Sorvari
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Published on
Dec 15, 2014
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Pages
328
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ISBN
9789529930265
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Language
English
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Genres
Science / Biotechnology
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This content is DRM protected.
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