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Ectomycorrhiza vs. Endomycorrhiza

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Ectomycorrhizanoun

(ecology) A form of mycorrhiza consisting of a sheath of fungus around the root tips of the symbiotic plant.

Endomycorrhizanoun

(ecology) A form of mycorrhiza in which the hyphae of the fungus penetrate the root cells.

Ectomycorrhiza

An ectomycorrhiza (from Greek ἐκτός ektos, , μύκης mykes, , and ῥίζα rhiza, pl. ectomycorrhizas or ectomycorrhizae, abbreviated EcM) is a form of symbiotic relationship that occurs between a fungal symbiont, or mycobiont, and the roots of various plant species.

‘outside’; ‘fungus’; ‘root’;

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