Chinese researchers find that similar plants can gain a big competitive advantage by partnering with the right fungi.
New study the journal New Phytologist reveals the importance of soil microbial diversity for tolerating or recovering from drought, warming and nitrogen deposition.
A new study in the Journal of Applied Ecology reveals the importance of introducing symbiotic fungi with native plant species for restoring post-mining ecosystems.
Interactions between plants and fungal symbionts are not always balanced affairs.
Why are we interested in fungi here? Partly because if you’re interested in plants, you’ll find fungi everywhere.
A study of Pedicularis rex and P. tricolor finds that AM colonization is low, and less than 1 % of total plant P is taken up from the soil via the AM fungus.