Fungi Basics

What specific plants are helped through mycorrhiza fungi?

Many plants benefit from mycorrhiza fungi. For example, the basidiomycetes (mushrooms, bracket fungi, etc.) are the fungal, mycorrhizal partners of trees and other woody plants. Zygomycetes (molds, etc.) are the fungal partners of nonwoody plants. In fact, it’s estimated that mycorrhizal fungi amount to 15 percent of the total weight of the world’s plant roots.


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