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Soil fungi fundamental to diversity of forests

Soil fungi fundamental to diversity of forests

Different groups of soil fungi control interactions between seedlings and trees
"Certain groups of fungi have critical roles in the establishment of tree seedlings: pathogenic fungi which are detrimental to survival, while mycorrhizal fungi are beneficial to the seedlings. This latter group are essential for the survival and growth of the trees"
Different groups of soil fungi control interactions between seedlings and trees

Different groups of soil fungi control the interactions between seedlings and established trees and can play a key role in the development or restoration of forests, new research by James Hutton Institute scientists has found.

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This article was originally posted by The James Hutton Institute