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Fungi can lend a helping hand to potatoes

(Aarhus University) Water and phosphorous are limited resources, so agriculture needs to use them economically. The problem is that saving too much can affect yield negatively. Since the world's population needs food, the trick is to produce as much food per unit of water and phosphorous as possible by using the resources optimally. One of the ways in which to do this is to take advantage of a special group of fungi -- the so-called arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.
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