MYCORRHIZA AND LICHENS AS TWO MODELS OF FUNGAL SYMBIOSIS

Authors

  • Waill Elkhateeb
  • Tiruveedhula Somasekhar
  • Paul Thomas
  • Ting-chi Wen
  • Ghoson Daba National research center

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15414/jmbfs.4644

Keywords:

Symbiosis, Lichens, Mycorrhiza, Fungi, Algae, Chemical signaling

Abstract

Fungi have evolved many symbioses including different eukaryotes and prokaryotes. Mutualism is one of the symbioses and here both symbionts benefit from the interaction. The most common mutualistic relationships involving fungi are mycorrhiza and lichens. A mycorrhiza is a symbiotic relationship between a roots of a plant and a fungus while lichen associates between a fungus and an algae. Many studies have performed to investigate these symbiotic relationships in depth, however, still have some debates on them, though many taxonomists rely on genetic analyses besides with traditional morphological data. In our study, it highlights the nature, importance, nutritional and pharmaceutical uses, and applications of these mysterious dual between fungi and plant and/or algae.

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Published

2021-10-01

How to Cite

Elkhateeb, W., Somasekhar, T. ., Thomas, P., Wen, T.- chi, & Daba, G. (2021). MYCORRHIZA AND LICHENS AS TWO MODELS OF FUNGAL SYMBIOSIS. Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences, e4644. https://doi.org/10.15414/jmbfs.4644

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Section

Microbiology
Received 2021-04-04
Accepted 2021-05-17
Online Published 2021-10-01