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Cornell Study: Genetics used to improve plants for bioenergy.
An upcoming #genetics investigation into the symbiotic association between soil fungi and feedstock plants for bioenergy production could lead to more efficient uptake of nutrients, which would help limit the need for expensive and polluting fertilizers. Learn more.
Image: shows an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus (green) inside Brachypodium distachyon root cells (red). The fungi invade root cells and naturally deliver essential nutrients phosphate and nitrogen - which are necessary for plant growth, development and yield - from the soil to the plants. Jeon Hong and Maria Harrison