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By Vincent S. F. T. Merckx (auth.), Vincent Merckx (eds.)

Over the process evolution, a number of plant lineages have came upon how you can receive water, minerals, and carbohydrates from fungi. a few vegetation are capable take advantage of fungi to such an quantity that they lose the necessity for photosynthesis. the facility of a plant to survive fungal carbon is named mycoheterotrophy. This fascinating method has involved botanists for hundreds of years, but many facets of mycoheterotrophy have remained elusive for an extended time.

Mycoheterotrophy: The Biology of crops residing on Fungi explores the biology of mycoheterotrophs, delivering normal insights into their ecology, range, and evolution. Written via popular specialists within the box and reinforced with lavish illustrations and images, this quantity presents a thematic assessment of other elements of mycoheterotrophy. accomplished and comfortably obtainable, Mycoheterotrophy: The Biology of vegetation dwelling on Fungi is a precious source for researchers and scholars who're drawn to the method of mycoheterotrophy.

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