Hartig net

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Hartig net

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 Hartig net is named after Theodor Hartig[2] [3] , a 19th-century German forest biologist and botanist. He reported research in 1842 on the anatomy of the interface between ectomycorrhizal fungi and tree roots.

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  1. ^ Carlile, M.J. & Watkinson, S.C. (1994) The Fungi. Academic Press Ltd, London. pp 329 - 340.
  2. ^ Money, Nicholas P (2011). Mushroom. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 71.
  3. ^ Maser, C; Claridge, A W; Trappe, J M (2008). Trees, Truffles, and Beasts: How Forests Function. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. p. 54.