arbuscular mycorrhizae [AM, or arbuscular mycorrhizas, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhiza (VAM)]
Glossary of "Plant Biology (1st ed.)" by Graham et al. (2003)
- Fungi whose hyphae form highly branched (tree-shaped) growths (arbuscles) between the cell walls and cell membranes of plant root cells, thereby conveying phosphorus and other materials to plants, and taking up organic compounds from root cells.
- Graham, L. E., Graham, J. M. & Wilcox, L. W. 2003. Plant Biology. -xxxv + 497 pp. Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River.