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an association between a fungus and plant roote in which the fungus forms a mantle around roots and a netlike structure around root cells
an estimate of variation among means of samples drawn from a population
a range of values within which the true population mean occurs with a particular probability called the level of confidence
any organism that induces disease, a debilitating condition in their hosts
an insect whose larva consumes its host and kills it in the process
a bush-shaped organ on an endomycorrhizal fungus that acts as a site of material exchange between the fungus and its host plant
interactions between individuals of different species that benefit both partners
cell growth in which all cell constituents, such as nitrogen, carbon, and DNA, increase at approximately the same rate.
tissue made up of the actively dividing cells responsible for plant growth
nectar-secreting glands found on structures other than flowers, such as leaves
an organism that lives in or on another organism, called the host, deriving benefits from it
the relative selection costs or benefits associated with a particular biological trait
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mycorrhizae in which the mycorrhizal fungus produces arbuscules (sites of exchange between plant and fungus), hyphae (fungal filaments), and vesicles (fungal energy storage organs
one minus the significance level, alpha, which is generally 0.05
a defensive tactic in which prey reduce their individual probability of being eaten by occuring at very high densities
movement of an organism towards light
a mutualistic relationship between two species that is not required for the survival of the two species
a mutualistic relationship in which species are so dependent upon the relationship that they cannot live in its absence
a heterotrophic organism that kills and eats other organisms for food
storage organ in vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi
an interaction between species that enhances the fitness of the exploiting individual-the predator, the pathogen, etc.-while reducing the fitness of the exploited individual-the pr
movement of an organism away from light
long, thin filaments that form the basic structural unit of fungi

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