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Did you know orchids, and lots of other plants, need fungi on their roots to germinate and grow?  Yep, without those gross, fuzzy blobs we wouldn’t have gorgeous orchids.  Now scientists at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center are unraveling the role bacteria play in this relationship.  Bacteria live in and on the fungi, but how do they affect plant growth?  Click here to learn more.
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Did you know orchids, and lots of other plants, need fungi on their roots to germinate and grow?  Yep, without those gross, fuzzy blobs we wouldn’t have gorgeous orchids.  Now scientists at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center are unraveling the role bacteria play in this relationship.  Bacteria live in and on the fungi, but how do they affect plant growth?  Click here to learn more.

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