Hyphae (IMAGE) American Society of Agronomy Caption Healthy soil contains fungal networks (white thread-like material) that help with the transport of nutrients to plant's roots. Future research may find more ways to enhance fungi's role in capturing phosphorus for crops. Credit Susan V Fisk Usage Restrictions Use with story only License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.