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Mycorrhiza: Quiz


Question 1: Plant roots alone may be incapable of taking up phosphate ________ that are demineralized, for example, in soils with a basic pH.
Lithium-ion batteryIonHalf cellElectrolyte

Question 2: A mycorrhiza (Gk.,: fungus roots[1], pl mycorrhizae, mycorrhizas) is a symbiotic (generally mutualistic, but occasionally weakly pathogenic) association between a ________ and the roots of a plant.

Question 3: Carbon has been shown to move from birch trees into fir trees thereby promoting succession in ________.
EcologySystems ecologyEcosystemEcosystem ecology

Question 4: Arbuscular mycorrhizae are formed only by fungi in the division ________.

Question 5: They are an important component of ________ and soil chemistry.
BacteriaEarthwormSoil lifeFungus

Question 6: In a study by Klironomos and Hart, ________ inoculated with L. bicolor was able to derive up to 25% of its nitrogen from springtails.
MinnesotaEastern White PineMichiganMassachusetts

Question 7: In a mycorrhizal association, the fungus colonizes the host plants' roots, either intracellularly as in ________ (AMF), or extracellularly as in ectomycorrhizal fungi.
Arbuscular mycorrhizaEcologyNitrogenDNA

Question 8: This mutualistic association provides the fungus with relatively constant and direct access to ________, such as glucose and sucrose supplied by the plant.

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