Fundamental information on the transport of uranium by mycelium of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi is reported and discussed in this chapter. The monoxenic cultivation system was shown to be convenient to investigate the processes of uptake and translocation of uranium by AM fungi, as it was already reported for some other elements. The evidence that extraradical AM hyphae can take up U and translocate it towards the host roots was clearly shown. Further research to understand the mechanisms involved and future prospects were also suggested.
|Title of host publication||BIOGEOCHEMISTRY OF TRACE ELEMENTS IN THE RHIZOSPHERE|
|Place of Publication||xxx|
|State||Published - Sep 2005|