How microscopic fungi could help to make crops drought-proof

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*Original article published in by Eliza Brown

“In a world grappling with climate change and water scarcity, scientists are exploring plant mycobiomes – microscopic fungi that can boost crop resilience to drought and diseases. These fungi shape a plant’s water-saving or water-spending strategies, offering a promising avenue for sustainable agriculture in an uncertain future.”

In this article, Christine Hawkes, a member of the Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities cluster in NC State’s Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, talks about the plant mycobiome being the next frontier for agricultural science. Learn more.

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