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Wood wide web: Trees' social networks are mapped

An underground network of fungi that provide trees with nutrients.

Research has shown that beneath every forest and wood there is a complex underground web of roots, fungi and bacteria helping to connect trees and plants to one another. 

This subterranean social network, nearly 500 million years old, has become known as the "wood wide web".

Now, an international study has produced the first global map of the "mycorrhizal fungi networks" dominating this secretive world.

May 24, 2019 - 10:15