UN­DER­GROUND CONVERSATI­0NS: THE MY­C­OR­RHIZAL NET­WORK

The Daily Telegraph - Telegraph Magazine - - Just Williams -

A my­c­or­rhiza is a mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial re­la­tion­ship be­tween roots (1) and fungi (2), which ex­ist by tak­ing sug­ars from plants and trees in ex­change for mois­ture and nu­tri­ents gath­ered from the soil by the fun­gal strands (3). My­c­or­rhizae greatly in­crease the ab­sorp­tive area of trees, act­ing as ex­ten­sions to their root sys­tems.

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