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JGI Finds Symbiosis Is a Driver of Truffle Diversity

Truffles are generally considered a dining extravagance, but they also play an important role in soil ecosystem services. Truffles are the fruiting bodies of the ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungal symbionts, and the Joint Genome Institute was part of an international team that sought insights into the ECM lifestyle of truffle-forming species. As reported in Nature Ecology & Evolution, the team conducted a comparative analysis of eight fungi. More>

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