New expedition: Microbe Mutualists!
Introducing a new ecologically-themed expedition from Plants of Virginia: Microbe Mutualists! An overwhelming number of plants rely on beneficial microbes – microscopic fungal mycorrhizae and bacteria – to improve their access to mineral nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, in the soil.
Jump into the expedition to learn more about the taxonomic breadth of these interactions, which are occurring under our feet in our backyards every day. In this edition, over fifty of the most common microbe mutualistic genera residing in the state of Virginia are highlighted.