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Identification of the community and functional traits of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) as indicators of ecosystems dynamics in the seasonally flooded forest in Calakmul, Campeche, Mexico.

Project summary:

The arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi is a key factor in ecosystem, playing important functional roles in the unique seasonally flooded forest (SFF) in Yucatán Peninsula. The main goal is to determine the relationship between AMF, plants and soil characteristics with the effect of the seasonality and their ecological functionality.

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Cruz-Koizumi Yuriko Pilar

Highest degree:

Master of Science

Year obtained:


Applicant Status:

Current student



El Colegios de la Frontera Sur

Relevant publications (minimum 1, maximum 4):

Cruz-Koizumi, Y.P., Alayón-Gamboa, J.A., Morón-Ríos, A., Castellanos-Albores, J., Aguilar-Chama, A., Guevara, R., 2018. Effects of Organic and Chemical Agriculture Systems on Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Green Tomato Production in Calakmul, Mexico. Agric. Sci. 09, 1145–1167.

Cruz, Y.P., Alayón, J.A., Morón, A., 2017. Efecto de la fertilización orgánica y de síntesis química en tomate verde (Physalis ixocarpa Brot. Ex Horn) en Calakmul, Campeche (México) The. Av. en Investig. Agropecu. 21, 41–53.

Mendoza-Arroyo, G.E., Morón-Ríos, A., González-Espinosa, M., Alayón-Gamboa, J.A., Macario-Mendoza, P.A., 2020. La supervivencia y desarrollo de plántulas de Brosimum alicastrum (Moraceae) y Psidium sartorianum (Myrtaceae) difieren en condiciones de inundación. Acta Bot. Mex.

Referee 1:

Francisco Javier Alvarez Sánchez

Referee 2:

Alejandro Morón Ríos

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