Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 31 - 31.1 - Concept Check - Page 655: 3


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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