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Arbuscular mycorrhiza: A new role for N-acetylglucosamine

The first N-acetylglucosamine transporter to be functionally characterized in plants has an unexpected role in root colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in rice.

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Figure 1: The main stages of plant root colonization by AMF and putative role of GlcNAc.

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Lefebvre, B. Arbuscular mycorrhiza: A new role for N-acetylglucosamine. Nature Plants 3, 17085 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nplants.2017.85

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