mycorrhiza

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my·cor·rhi·za

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.

mycorrhiza

(ˌmaɪkəˈraɪzə) or

mycorhiza

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

my•cor•rhi•za

(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.
[1890–95]
my`cor•rhi′zal, my`co•rhi′zal, adj.
Translations
mycorhize
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Moreover, it should also be noted that the number of arbuscules present in the arid climate is sometimes more important than in sub-humid climate, this demonstrates the importance of endomycorrhizae role, especially arbuscules that represent sites of functional exchanges between the endomycorrhizal fungus and roots of the host plant [17].
Graham JH, Hodge NC, Morton JB (1995) Fatty acid methyl ester profiles for characterisation of Glomalean fungi and their endomycorrhizae.
Pfeffer and co-workers study the most common type of mycorrhizae, which are called endomycorrhizae because the fungi live inside--rather than between--root cells.