ectomycorrhizae


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ectomycorrhizae

[‚ek·tō·mī′kȯr·ə‚zī]
(ecology)
A type of mycorrhizae composed of a fungus sheath around the outside of root tips, with individual hyphae penetrating between the cortical cells of the root to absorb photosynthates.
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