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Fungal symbiosis unearthed

Associations between plant roots and fungi are a feature of many terrestrial ecosystems. The genome sequence of a prominent fungal partner opens new avenues for studying such mycorrhizal interactions.

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Figure 1: Laccaria bicolor in action.

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Cullen, D. Fungal symbiosis unearthed. Nature 452, 42–43 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/452042a

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