Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 28 - Self-Quiz - Page 480: 5


b. mycorrhiza

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Mycorrhizae are mutually beneficial associations between fungi and the roots of plants. The hyphae of the fungi infiltrate the roots of plants and are better able to absorb nutrients from the soil than roots alone. The fungal hyphae pass on these nutrients to the roots of plants. In return, the fungi receive sugars and compounds containing nitrogen from the plants.
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