Fungi and seeds

STRI
October 3, 2017
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Different fungi can have distinctly different effects on seeds of the same species. On the left, seeds of Cecropia insignis germinating after inoculation with a fungal strain. On the right, seeds of the same species inoculated with a different fungal strain. 

Credit: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute