Influence of mycorrhizal symbiosis in antioxidant potential of fungi and seedlings. Conference Paper uri icon


  • Ectomycorrhizal (ECM) symbiosis plays a major role in nutrient cycling and the functioning of forest ecosystems. Trees with well developed ectomycorrhizas are more resistant to environmental stresses such as drought and to biotic stresses such as root pathogens [1]. The establishment of ECM symbiosis is triggered by signals produced by both partners. These signals lead to morphological changes and a complex development of specific structures in both the plant root and the fungus [2].

publication date

  • January 1, 2011