Fungal Symbionts Alter Plant Drought Response

  title={Fungal Symbionts Alter Plant Drought Response},
  author={Elise R. Worchel and Hannah E. Giauque and Stephanie N. Kivlin},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
Grassland productivity is often primarily limited by water availability, and therefore, grasslands may be especially sensitive to climate change. Fungal symbionts can mediate plant drought response by enhancing drought tolerance and avoidance, but these effects have not been quantified across grass species. We performed a factorial meta-analysis of previously published studies to determine how arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi and endophytic fungal symbionts affect growth of grasses under… CONTINUE READING