Cereal mycorrhiza: an ancient symbiosis in modern agriculture.

  title={Cereal mycorrhiza: an ancient symbiosis in modern agriculture.},
  author={Ruairidh J. H. Sawers and Caroline Gutjahr and Uta Paszkowski},
  journal={Trends in plant science},
  volume={13 2},
The majority of terrestrial plants live in association with symbiotic fungi that facilitate mineral nutrient uptake. The oldest and most prevalent of these associations are the arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) symbioses that first evolved approximately 400 million years ago, coinciding with the appearance of the first land plants. Crop domestication, in comparison, is a relatively recent event, beginning approximately 10000 years ago. How has the dramatic change from wild to cultivated ecosystems… CONTINUE READING
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