COMMUNITY SITE: Plants' Underground Partners

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Science  29 Aug 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5637, pp. 1163
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5637.1163c

Most plant species get by with a little help from some friends: Fungi swap minerals that they slurp from the soil for food from the plant. Researchers studying this mutually beneficial partnership, known as mycorrhizae, can find an abundance of useful information at this community site from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Want to stay up-to-date on the latest research? Listings highlight fresh literature, texts, book reviews, and journals. Looking for a simpatico collaborator? Follow links to several directories of fungus researchers and a long roster of mycorrhizae labs. Still digging for that first job? Try the half-dozen linked jobs boards.

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