Bacterial Associations With Mycorrhizal Fungi: Close and Distant Friends in the Rhizosphere

Trends Microbiol. 1997 Dec;5(12):496-501. doi: 10.1016/S0966-842X(97)01154-2.


Bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi in the rhizosphere interact with each other at different levels of cellular integration, ranging from apparently simple association, through surface attachment, to intimate and obligatory symbiosis. This synergism may not only be important in promoting plant growth and health, but may also be significant to rhizosphere ecology.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria*
  • Burkholderia / genetics
  • Fungi*
  • Plant Roots
  • Symbiosis*