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In dangerous fungal family's befriending of plants, a story of loss


September 28, 2018

Researchers show that gene loss -- not the evolution of new genes -- helped drive the fly amanita mushroom into its symbiotic relationship with plants. Full Story

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

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