Hartig net

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Hartig net is a hyphal network, that extends into the root, penetrating between the epidermal and cortical cells of ectomycorrhizal plants. This network is a site of nutrient exchange between the fungus and the host plant.[1]

The early research on the anatomy of the interface between ectomycorrhizal fungi and plants was done by Robert Hartig, a 19th-century German plant pathologist, so the Hartig net is named after him.

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  1. ^ Carlile, M.J. & Watkinson, S.C. (1994) The Fungi. Academic Press Ltd, London. pp 329 - 340.