Asymmetric symbiont adaptation to Arctic conditions could explain why high Arctic plants are non-mycorrhizal.

@article{Kytviita2005AsymmetricSA,
  title={Asymmetric symbiont adaptation to Arctic conditions could explain why high Arctic plants are non-mycorrhizal.},
  author={Minna-Maarit Kyt{\"o}viita},
  journal={FEMS microbiology ecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={27-32}
}
Mycorrhizal symbiosis generally improves nutrient and water acquisition of the host plant. Furthermore, mycorrhizal fungi affect plant herbivory and pathogen resistance. The symbiotic condition of land plants is evolutionarily ancient and the functions performed by the fungal symbiont are thought to be pivotal to successful plant life. Although most land… CONTINUE READING