The effects of climate on endophytic fungi, and thus plants

A new study,  “Climate affects symbiotic fungal endophyte diversity and performance” published in the American Journal of Botany brings up some interesting questions. Endophytic fungi (which grow within the tissues of nearly plants on Earth) play an enormous role in plant health, from resistance to pathogens to water intake and storage. This relationship is deep but delicate. If they are adversely affected by climate change, what will happen to the plants?

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