ectotrophic mycorrhiza

Related Overviews


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Plant Sciences and Forestry


Quick Reference

A mycorrhiza in which the fungal component forms 2 sheath layers around the roots of a plant, the inner layer forming a sense mesh of hyphae, called the hartig net. The close association of the fungal and plant components causes changes in the root morphology giving rise to a palisade-like layer in the root cortex and increased root branching. Compare endotrophic mycorrhiza.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

Reference entries