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How scavenging fungi became a plant’s best friend

Glomeromycota is an ancient lineage of fungi that has a symbiotic relationship with roots that goes back nearly 420 million years to the earliest plants. More than two thirds of the world’s plants depend on this soil-dwelling symbiotic fungus to survive, including critical agricultural crops such as wheat, cassava, and rice. The analysis of the  Rhizophagus irregularis  genome has...
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NERC podcast on how a beneficial fungus could help Heineken produce better cider

The University of Sheffield and Heineken are collaborating on research into the relationship between fungi and cider apple trees with the aim of help Heineken produce better cider. This research could ultimately be applied to other crops and fruits help improve both food security and UK biodiversity. The podcast can be found on NERC’s Planet Earth Online website by clicking here ...
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