Fungi help their hosts be more resistant to drought stress

The crosscut shows the fungal tissues – comprised of he fungal mantle around the root tip and the fungal network of tendrils that penetrates the root of plants, or Hartig Net, between Pinus sylvestris plant root cells – in green. Credit: Maira de Freitas Pereira, INRA Nancy –

How fungi help trees tolerate drought

September 7, 2016
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Specific adaptations in the transcriptome of the most common ectomycorrhizal fungus could help their hosts be more resistant to drought stress, a finding that could be useful in developing more plant feedstocks for bioenergy amidst the changing climate.

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.