Introduction: Mycorrhizas and Soil Structure, Moisture, and Salinity

Catherine A. Gehring

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Soil structure, soil salinity, and soil water-holding capacity are tightly interconnected traits, all of which can be influenced by mycorrhizal fungi. This introduction reviews basic information about these three soil properties and their importance in a changing world. It sets the stage for subsequent chapters that consider the interrelationships among arbuscular and ectomycorrhizal fungi, plants, and soil structure, salinity, and moisture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMycorrhizal Mediation of Soil
Subtitle of host publicationFertility, Structure, and Carbon Storage
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780128043837
ISBN (Print)9780128043127
StatePublished - 2017


  • Drought
  • Salinity
  • Soil aggregation
  • Soil water-holding capacity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Environmental Science


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