Mycorrhizae

Mycorrhizae

Mycorrhizae is a fungus that is a dense network of white strands that covers the roots. The plant and fungus form an mutually beneficial association. Mycorrhizal fungus absorbs phosphorous and other essential minerals as well as water from the soil. These nutrients are then available to the plant. The plant produces sugar that then helps the fungus

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