What we are reading in August, 2020
Did you know that arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi can move nuclei inside and outside their spores? That they sometimes digest nuclei presumably as a nutrient source? Or that hyphae are either homo or dikaryotic?
If you want to know more about it, check out this awesome interview that Camille Truong conducted with Vasilis Kokkoris, a postdoc at the University of Otawa and the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, including beautiful photographs of his research on the nuclear dynamics of AM fungi.
His recent review paper “Nuclear Dynamics in the Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi” published in Trends in Plant Science can be found here: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2020.05.002
Check the interview here:
Link to the video: https://youtu.be/h46mHoJz9a0
If you have any questions to Vasilis, please leave a comment or write to him directly!
We welcome your input and feedback, and any constructive contributions you wish to make. If you would like to share one of your recent publications, please contact us and we will schedule a short interview.