Writing for The Daily Athenaeum, Mike Atkinson introduces readers to the Davis College’s International Culture Collection of VA Mycorrhizal Fungi:
West Virginia University is home to more than 1,200 cultures of fungi used to help defend plants throughout the world and perform research to learn more about how fungi and plants function together.
“There is nothing else like it in the world. Most plants can’t live without these fungi. In areas like the tropics, it is absolutely necessary to have these fungi for plants to grow,” said Joseph Morton, professor of plant and soil sciences in WVU’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design.
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