Plant-Insect Interactions and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis

medicago truncatula
Pea aphids feeding on barrel medic shoots

Glomus versiforme sporocarps formed on leek/G. versiforme cultures. The G. versiforme spores were obtained from Dr. Maria Harrison (Boyce Thompson Institute).

Barrel medic root colonized by the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus, Rhizophagus irregularis (Glomus intraradices). Micrograph obtained by confocal microscopy (white light).

Roots were cleared and the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal structures that grow inside the root were stained with WGA AlexaFluor 488. Micrograph obtained by epifluorescence microscopy.