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Mothers can transmit part of their microbiota to their offspring. This transmission has been little studied in trees, although it could influence forest health and regeneration. We show, in oaks, that microorganisms are present in embryos and that the microbial communities associated with seeds vary among mother trees.
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This page is a summary of: Maternal effects shape the seed mycobiome in
Quercus petraea, New Phytologist, January 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/nph.17153.
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