The Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis: Origin and Evolution of a Beneficial Plant Infection

@inproceedings{Corradi2012TheAM,
  title={The Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis: Origin and Evolution of a Beneficial Plant Infection},
  author={Nicolas Corradi and Paola Bonfante},
  booktitle={PLoS pathogens},
  year={2012}
}
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) represent a monophyletic fungal lineage (Glomeromycota) that benefits terrestrial ecosystems worldwide by establishing an intimate association with the roots of most land plants: the mycorrhizal symbiosis. This relationship results in an improved acquisition of nutrients (e.g., phosphate and nitrates) from the soil by the plant partners and, in exchange, allows the AMF to obtain the photosynthetically fixed carbon sources (e.g., sugars) necessary for their… CONTINUE READING
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