Originally Posted by paradoxlost
Microbeman, this is a lot of information pertaining to bacteria, and clearly they are important to a system. But as far as fungi, what exudates do you hypothesize comprise of their diet? What plant signalling would favor their communal domination in soil?
Hello friend and thanks for your comment. This little essay is equally inclusive of the participating microorganisms, which do include fungi. If you read over you will see this defined.
When considering fungi closely associated with the root system, especially mycorrhizal and dark septate endophytic types, the food sorts are likely carbon based and similar to those 'digested' by bacteria and archaea.
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