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What are mycorrhizae? How do they serve as biofertilizers or how are they useful to plants.

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Mycorrhizae are the symbiotic association between certain fungi and roots of higher plants.

  • The fungus absorbs phosphorous from the soil and passes it to the plants
  • Plants with mycorrhiza show resistance to root borne pathogens
  • They show increased tolerance to salinity and drought
  • There is an overall increase in plant growth and development.

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