Symbiosis: Fungi as Shrewd Trade Negotiators

John P. McCutcheon, Ylva Lekberg

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Symbiotic fungi associated with plant roots can shuttle a key nutrient through their hyphal network in response to resource inequality. This need-based transport optimizes trade conditions for carbon with plants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R570-R572
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jun 17 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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