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Mycorrhizae

(2001)
Mycorrhizae are intimate, symbiotic associations between fungi and the roots of plants. The word "mycorrhiza" comes from Greek words meaning "fungus" and "root." All gymnosperms and approximately 80 percent of all angiosperms are thought to have naturally occurring mycorrhizal associations. The plant provides the fungus with carbohydrates made in photosynthesis ...