Functions of Lipids in Development and Reproduction of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi

Hiromu Kameoka, Caroline Gutjahr

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Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) form mutualistic associations with most land plants. The symbiosis is based on the exchange of nutrients: AMF receive photosynthetically fixed carbon from the plants and deliver mineral nutrients in return. Lipids are important players in the symbiosis. They act as components of the plant-derived membrane surrounding arbuscules, as carbon sources transferred from plants to AMF, as a major form of carbon storage in AMF and as triggers of developmental responses in AMF. In this review, we describe the role of lipids in arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis and AMF development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1356-1365
Number of pages10
JournalPlant and Cell Physiology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Oct 1


  • Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
  • Fatty acids
  • Lipid metabolism
  • Lipids
  • Plant-microbe interaction
  • Symbiosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Plant Science
  • Cell Biology


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