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Mysterious mycorrhizae? A field trip & classroom experiment to demystify the symbioses formed between plants & fungi

Johnson, Nancy C. and Chaudhary, V. Bala and Hoeksema, Jason D. and Moore, John C. and Pringle, Anne and Umbanhowar, James A. and Wilson, Gail W.T. (2009) Mysterious mycorrhizae? A field trip & classroom experiment to demystify the symbioses formed between plants & fungi. American Biology Teacher, 71 (7). pp. 424-429. ISSN 1938-4211


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The article presents a field trip and classroom experiment to help students understand the symbioses between plants and fungi. The goal of the experiment is to introduce students, through the use of a comparative study, to symbiosis between plants grown with and without mycorrhizal fungi. Topics include a list of the experiment's primary objectives and field trip supplies, an overview of mutualism, symbiosis, and mycorrhizae, and classroom activities such as learning how to collect data.

Item Type: Article
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Keywords: Mutualism (Biology); Mycorhhizas; Plant-fungus relationships; Scientific experimentation; Study & teaching; symbiosis
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Science > School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2015 05:23
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/303

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