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Leaf Molecules Reveal Plant's Healthy Symbiosis

News   Aug 29, 2018 | Original Story from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology.

 
Leaf Molecules Reveal Plant's Healthy Symbiosis

Plants, like this wild tobacco Nicotiana attenuata, produce blumenol C derivates (blue) in their roots when they have established a functional symbiosis with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (pink). The substances are transported into the leaves and can be used as foliar markers for successful fungal associations. Credit: Ming Wang, MPI Chem. Ecol.

 
 
 

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