Mycorrhizosphere Phenomenon


Definition - What does Mycorrhizosphere Phenomenon mean?

In botany, the mycorrhizosphere phenomenon refers to the relationship that forms between a plant’s root system and beneficial fungus. Mycorrhizal associations can encourage plants to absorb more nutrients, resulting in a more fruitful harvest. During the mycorrhizosphere phenomenon, carbohydrates are transferred from the plant to the fungus and the AM fungus provides mineral nutrients to the plant.

MaximumYield explains Mycorrhizosphere Phenomenon

Mycorrhizae creates an intricate connection between the soil and the plant’s roots which consequently enables the fungus to absorb more nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen. It also enhances the surface area of the roots. It should be noted that some types of fungicides inhibit mycorrhizae.

Mycorrhizae can be formed from a single spore that infects a root after germinating. However, it may take quite a long time for the fungus to spread to the root system. As a result, it is better to create numerous infection sites to enhance the colonization process. It should also be noted that certain plants such as carnations, radishes, turnips, beets, broccoli, and cabbage do not form mycorrhizae.

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