The symbiotic association of the mycelium of a fungus with the roots of a seed plant. This symbiosis helps to extend the effective root surface area and promotes uptake of phosphorus.
a mutualistic relationship between the roots of many plant species and the hyphae of a fungus, in which the plant gets dissolved mineral ions released by the fungus, and the fungus gets carbohydrates from the plants.
Fungal microorganisms that form close, symbiotic relationships with the roots of higher plants. Such relationship often provide the plant with micronutrients.