• a group of root inhabiting fungi which form a close symbiotic relationship with plant roots
  • AMF & VAM forms a network of filaments that associate with plant roots & draw nutrients from the soil
  • Particularly phosphorus, that the root system would not be able to access otherwise
  • This fungus-plant alliance promotes robust plant growth & accelerates root development
  • Thus, greatly increasing the host plant’s ability to acquire macro nutrients (Nitrogen, Phosphorus, & Potassium)