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Audio Spot: ORNL, JGI collaborate on study in Nature
The interest in Laccaria stems from the mutual relationship the mushroom has developed with certain trees. The tree roots incorporate the fungus, which through the development of mycorrhizal roots help provide scarce nutrients to the tree while the tree gives the fungus a safe harbor.
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