egrunden at prairienet.org
Thu Mar 21 10:47:53 EST 1996
In a previous article, D.BRAYFORD at cabi.org ("David Brayford ", IMI) says:
>Plants parasitic upon fungi?
>It depends how you define 'parasitism' and 'plants'. The obvious examples
>are mycorrhizal relationships and the lichenised ascomycetes with algal
>partners. These might be interpreted as mutualistic symbioses rather than
>parasitism, but the 'plant' clearly benefits from the fungus, which is kinda
>what you were asking.
Kinda, but not quite. I want to know if there are any plants that
consume fungi until the fungus dies. A true parasite or pathogen
of the fungus.
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