Why are mycorrhizal fungi superior to plants at acquiring mineral nutrition from the soil?
a. Hyphae are 100 to 1000 times larger than plant roots.
b. Hyphae have a smaller surface-area-to-volume ratio than do the hairs on a plant root.
c. Fungi secrete extracellular enzymes that can break down large molecules.
d. Mycelia are able to grow in the direction of food.
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