Plant carbon nourishment of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.
Curr Opin Plant Biol
MetadataShow full item record
Roth, R., & Paszkowski, U. (2017). Plant carbon nourishment of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.. Curr Opin Plant Biol, 39 50-56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pbi.2017.05.008
Reciprocal nutrient exchange between the majority of land plants and arbucular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi is the cornerstone of a stable symbiosis. To date, a dogma in the comprehension of AM fungal nourishment has been delivery of host organic carbon in the form of sugars. More recently a role for lipids as alternative carbon source or as a signalling molecule during AM symbiosis was proposed. Here we review the symbiotic requirement for carbohydrates and lipids across developmental stages of the AM symbiosis. We present a role for carbohydrate metabolism and signalling to maintain intraradical fungal growth, as opposed to lipid uptake at the arbuscule as an indispensible requirement for completion of the AM fungal life cycle.
Carbohydrate Metabolism, Fatty Acids, Mycorrhizae, Symbiosis
Ronelle Roth is supported by the BBSRC grant BB/N008723/1 to Uta Paszkowski.
European Commission (629887)
Embargo Lift Date
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pbi.2017.05.008
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/266616