Biodiv Sci ›› 1999, Vol. 07 ›› Issue (3): 240-244.DOI: 10.17520/biods.1999037

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The roles of mycorrhizal fungi in terrestrial ecosysytems

ZHAO Zhi-Wei   

  1. Department of Biology ,Yunnan University , Kunming  650091
  • Received:1998-10-28 Revised:1999-01-05 Online:1999-08-20 Published:1999-08-20

Abstract: I discussed the roles that mycorrhizal fungi play in terrestrial ecosystems. They form mutualistic association with plants , retain nutrient elements and water in the soil , supply foods for animals ,affect the succesion of community and the composition of flora , regulate the integration of the resources and sustain species diversity of ecosystems.