By definition, mycorrhiza is the product of a symbiotic association between fungi and green plants. The plants prepare sugar through the process of photosynthesis for the fungus, and in turn, the fungus provides essential minerals such as phosphorous to the plant.
Mycorrhizal plants are also more adept at surviving than non-mycorrhizal plants. For example, mycorrhizal plants are more resistant to disease and drought, They also increase resistance to insects by releasing chemicals which attract the insect’s predators. Research has also shown that the symbiotic relationship enables the plants to be more resistant to toxins present in the environment.
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