In an experiment where a pine seedling’s roots were covered with symbiotic fungi and placed near a potassium-rich flake of mineral (arrow, top), the fungi attached themselves to the mineral (central three images) and disrupted its crystal structure (dark zones denoted by arrows). In areas uncolonized by the fungi (example at bottom), the mineral’s structure wasn’t affected.
Credit: Bonneville et al.
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