A Forest of Fungi: Detangling The Plant Mycobiome

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As climate change calls the future of the world’s forests into question, UArizona researchers are in a race against the clock to preserve and characterize thousands of species of endangered fungi, which they believe may hold the key to understanding how forests will survive and adapt to a hotter, drier future. Dr. Jana U’Ren, a UArizona professor of ecosystem genomics and BIO5 member, spoke about this issue and the role her research plays in these characterizations.