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Eco Evo Exam3(c.17)

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TermDefinition
Generalist A species that interacts with many other species.
Specialist A species that interacts with one other species or a few closely related species.
Obligate mutualists Two species that provide fitness benefits to each other and require each other to persist.
Facultative mutualists Two species that provide fitness benefits to each other, but the interaction is not critical to the persistence of either species.
Mycorrhizal fungi Fungi that surround plant roots and help plants obtain water and minerals.
Endomycorrhizal fungi Fungi characterized by hyphal threads that extend far out into the soil and penetrate root cells between the cell wall and the cell membrane.
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi A type of endomycorrhizal fungi that infects a tremendous number of plants including apple trees, peach trees, coffee trees, and grasses.
Ectomycorrhizal fungi Fungi characterized by hyphae that surround the roots of plants and enter between root cells but rarely enter the cells.
Endophytic fungi Fungi that live inside a plant's tissues.
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