Living in harmony in the wood underground: ectomycorrhizal genomics.

  title={Living in harmony in the wood underground: ectomycorrhizal genomics.},
  author={Francis M Martin and Annegret Kohler and S{\'e}bastien Duplessis},
  journal={Current opinion in plant biology},
  volume={10 2},
The ectomycorrhizal symbiosis involving trees and soil fungi is a process of major ecological importance in forest ecosystems. The establishment of an effective symbiosis encompasses a series of complex and overlapping developmental processes in the colonizing mycelium and roots of host trees. Regulated gene expression is an important mechanism for controlling ectomycorrhizal symbiosis development and functioning. Gene profiling studies led to the identification of genes that are required for… CONTINUE READING