Underground, mycorrhizal fungi form complex networks of filamentous hyphae that connect plant roots. The fungus mobilizes phosphorus and nitrogen, and trades these for host carbon in a market-like exchange. While the ubiquity and importance of underground networks is established, we have no mechanistic understanding of how a fungus evaluates its trade environment. Fungi must integrate a complex...
Taylor-White Lecture w/Toby Kiers
Quantifying trade in plant-fungal networks
Wednesday March 09, 2022
12 - 1 p.m.
RM 101 + available on zoom, contact dept.
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