Genes controlling mycorrhizal colonization discovered in soybean

Source: ScienceDaily

Like most plants, soybeans pair up with soil fungi in a symbiotic mycorrhizal relationship. In exchange for a bit of sugar, the fungus acts as an extension of the root system to pull in more phosphorus, nitrogen, micronutrients, and water than the plant could on its own.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200106141608.htm