Symbiosis with beneficial fungi for drought resistance

 

 

Fungi may help drought-stressed wheat

Date:
December 17, 2015
Source:
Aarhus University
Summary:
Certain drought-stressed wheat cultivars perform better when their roots are in symbiosis with beneficial fungi, research demonstrates. Experts predict that drought stress in crops will become increasingly serious in the future. Globally, wheat yield is only 30-60 percent of its potential.

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Willem Van Cotthem

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