Pathways to ploidy

I caught up with Andrea Genre to talk about the research behind the latest image to appear on the cover of New Phytologist (volume 223, issue 1). Medicago truncatula root colonisation by the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus Gigaspora margarita (outlined by the white dashes) induces a local increase in the host tissue ploidy. Coloured dots tag nuclei with putative ploidy levels...
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Behind the Cover: New Phytologist 211:1, July 2016

How does a fungal endophyte, growing inside a blade of grass, colonise the leaf surface? Understanding this process was the aim of Barry Scott and the co-authors of research published in issue 211:1 of New Phytologist. The cover image shows epiphyllous hyphae of Epichloe festucae (in blue) growing on the surface of a leaf blade of Lolium perenne (perennial ryegrass). To ...
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