by Annie Churdar in New Trends on Tuesday 11 June 2013

As it turns out, not all parasites are bad. Recent research has revealed that a fungi called mycorrhizae found on plant roots actually functions as a connecting point between different plants. Plants that take advantage of this strange telephone system are able to warn other plants the apheds attack one of the group members. It looks like Mycorrhizae is mother nature’s answer to plant social media.