Army of Tiny Fungi Keeps Forests Healthy, Study Suggests

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: November 21, 2005   View Article

Communities of microscopic fungi that live inside trees might help protect their hosts from disease and predators, new research suggests.

These fungi, called endophytes, are found throughout various types of plants from the roots to the leaves. Many different endophyte species can live together in a single plant.

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