Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 31 - 31.1 - Concept Check: 3

Answer

Carbon from photosynthesis is needed by the plant itself for growth and development, so some of the carbon will end up there. But the mycorrhizal fungi benefit from the mutualistic relationship with plants by also receiving some of the carbon.

Work Step by Step

The idea of a mutualistic relationship is that both partners benefit, so you would expect photosynthetic carbon to be shared between them.
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