Underground networking

@article{Heijden2016UndergroundN,
  title={Underground networking},
  author={Marcel van der Heijden},
  journal={Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={352},
  pages={290 - 291}
}
Fungal networks transfer carbon between forest trees [Also see Report by Klein et al.] Almost all land plants, including most trees, shrubs, and herbs, form symbiotic associations with mycorrhizal fungi (1). These soil fungi acquire nutrients that they transfer to their plant hosts in exchange for carbon (see the photo). Plants in natural vegetation can acquire up to 80% of nitrogen and phosphorus from their mycorrhizal associates (2). Individual mycorrhizal fungi can simultaneously colonize… 

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