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mycorrhizae
Subject Category
P Natural Resources, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Definition
Symbiotic combination (dual organism) of the mycelium of fungi with the roots of plants (plant roots). The roots of almost all higher plants exhibit this mutually beneficial relationship, whereby the fungus supplies water and mineral salts to the plant, and the plant supplies carbohydrates to the fungus. There are two major types of mycorrhizae: ectomycorrhizae and endomycorrhizae.
Definition Source
Medical Subject Headings 2014
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http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/35802.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/35802
Used For
mycorrhizas
mycorrhization
Broader Term
symbiosis
Narrower Term
ectomycorrhizae
endomycorrhizae
Related Term
mycology
mycorrhizal fungi
plant nutrition
soil biology
Spanish
micorrizas
Term Number
35802