Introduction

Many soils around the world are polluted with heavy metals or salts and are therefore of limited value for farming purposes. Specific plants that are adapted to the adverse effects of the pollutants grow on these sites. The same appears to be true of microbes such as bacteria or fungi, although they are yet to be characterized in much detail. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) could be of particular benefit to plants in relation to alleviating heavy metal and salt stress. Plants growing in both in heavy metal and saline soils can be colonized by AMF. This chapter presents current knowledge on the interactions between AMF, heavy metals or salts, and plants, and it also addresses the question of how AMF should be exploited for phytoremediation.

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