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or my·co·rhi·za (mī′kə-rī′zə)
n. pl. my·cor·rhi·zae (-zē) or my·cor·rhi·zas or my·co·rhi·zae or my·co·rhi·zas
The symbiotic association of the mycelium of a fungus with the roots of a plant, as is found in the majority of vascular plants.

[myco- + Greek rhiza, root; see wrād- in Indo-European roots.]

my′cor·rhi′zal adj.


(ˌmaɪkəˈraɪzə) or


n, pl -zae (-ziː) or -zas
(Botany) an association of a fungus and a plant in which the fungus lives within or on the outside of the plant's roots forming a symbiotic or parasitic relationship. See ectotrophic mycorrhiza, endotrophic mycorrhiza
[C19: from myco- + Greek rhiza root]
ˌmycorˈrhizal, ˌmycoˈrhizal adj


(ˌmaɪ kəˈraɪ zə)

n., pl. -zae (-zē), -zas.
a symbiotic association of the mycelium of a fungus, esp. a basidiomycete, with the roots of certain plants, in which the hyphae form a closely woven mass around the rootlets or penetrate the cells of the root.
my`cor•rhi′zal, my`co•rhi′zal, adj.
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The bio-protectant potential of mycorrhizal fungus (Glomus mosseae) and neemex(r) (Azadirachtin) against invasion and development of Meloidogyne incognita was tested in eggplant roots in greenhouse pot trials.
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13] Fragga-Beddiar A, Le Tacon F (1990): Interaction between a VA Mycorrhizal Fungus and Frankia associated with alder(Alnus glutinosa(L .
The mycorrhizal fungus was isolated from the rhizosphere of Lycopersicon esculentum in Shougguang China and exhibited better tolerance of trifoliate orange to salinity stress (Zou and Wu 2011).
After acclimatization, ANOVA showed that pineapple plantlets propagated in medium with 2% and 3% sucrose had higher shoot and root biomass than those previously grown in medium without sucrose, regardless of inoculation of the mycorrhizal fungus (Figure 1a, 1b).
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