Misconceptions on the application of biological market theory to the mycorrhizal symbiosis

E.T. Kiers, S.A. West, G.A.K. Wyatt, A. Garner, H. Bücking, G.D.A. Werner

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Abstract

Letter to the Editor — The symbiosis between plants and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi has been described as a biological market based on evidence that plants supply more carbohydrates to fungal partners that provide more soil nutrients, and vice versa 1–4 . A recent paper by Walder and van der Heijden challenges this view 5 .
Original languageEnglish
Article number16063
Number of pages2
JournalNature Plants
Volume2
Early online date4 May 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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