Nitrogen transport in the orchid mycorrhizal symbiosis – further evidence for a mutualistic association

Dearnaley, John D. W. and Cameron, Duncan D. (2017) Nitrogen transport in the orchid mycorrhizal symbiosis – further evidence for a mutualistic association. New Phytologist, 213 (1). pp. 10-12. ISSN 0028-646X

Abstract

Mycorrhizas are symbioses integral to the health of plant-based ecosystems (Smith & Read, 2008). In a typical mycorrhizal association, fungi in, or on, plant roots pass soil-acquired inorganic nutrients and water to the plant host. In return, the host transfers excess photosynthate to the fungus.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2017 01:45
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2018 23:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: mutualism; nitrogen (N); orchid mycorrhizas; orchid to fungal nutrient transport
Fields of Research : 06 Biological Sciences > 0605 Microbiology > 060505 Mycology
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1111/nph.14357
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/32920

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