Looking at the effects of almost doubling CO2 concentrations on the interaction between wheat varieties and beneficial fungi!
Microbe of the episode
Microbe of the episode: Lato River virus
Soil microbes that partner with crop plants for the benefit of each may be part of the solution. One option to explore is a group called mycorrhizal fungi, which associate with plant roots to extend their nutrient-gathering ability, in exchange for carbon compounds produced by photosynthesis. This study examined the influence of increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere on the interaction of several varieties of wheat with these fungi.
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