Interactions between plants and fungal symbionts are not always balanced affairs.
It’s said all plants are holobionts. If that’s true why bother creating a new word? What value does the word holobiont bring that plant doesn’t already have?
What happens when an unwanted visitor infects a lichen? Plectocarpon lichenum makes it harder for its host to eject it.
An investigation on a tiny island reveals that microscopic fungi can dictate the destiny of giants, opening the possibility of mycorrhizal-driven speciation.
For Valentine’s Day Nigel Chaffey finds a tale of an unlikely couple who have set up home together, though it ends in tears.
The use of a widespread fungal operational taxonomic unit in P. deformis enables a broad distribution despite high mycorrhizal specificity.
A study shows coral polyps actively generate micro-currents and eddies to promote nutrient inflow and exchange of materials using externally located cilia.
This review focuses on the possible mechanisms underlying the promotion of plant Fe acquisition by soil micro-organisms.