A group of students visited a botanical garden

A group of students visited a botanical garden, where they saw fungus growing on roots of higher plants only. They were confused seeing it Then, their teacher told them that it is an interspecific interaction in which both species can be benefitted.
(i) Write the name of this particular association.
(ii) How both are benefitted from each other?
(iii) State use of this interaction to a farmer.
(iv) What values are shown by students.

(i) Mycorrhizae.
(ii) In this association, fungi help the plants in absorption of nutrients, while plants provide food for the fungus.
(iii) (a) It optimises the use of fertilisers, especially phosphorus.
(b) It increases crop yield and plant tolerance to saline environments.
(iv) Students are curious towards science and biological aspects.