Nature

13
Jun

Particle-Accelerating Galactic Collisions, Crop-Boosting Microbes, and Carb-Tasting Tongues: NOVA Next Week in Review

This Week’s NOVA Next Feature Article

To feed a planet of 9 billion, scientists are breeding mycorrhizal fungi that promise to boost crop yields by unlocking more nutrients in the soil. NOVA Next contributor Cynthia Graber reports that the next Green Revolution may rely on these microbes.

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Mycorrhizal fungi colonize the tip of a root, seen here under magnification.

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