Mycorrhiza literally means “fungus root.” A variety of fungi colonize plant roots to form mycorrhizae and, in natural environments, most plants are mycorrhizal.
Suberkropp will introduce the major types of mycorrhizae and will discuss the interactions between plant and fungus. Most interactions are mutualistic, in which both the plant and the fungus benefit, although in some cases, the plant may parasitize the fungus (or vice-versa). Overall, the mycorrhizal association appears to be important in natural plant communities.
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