Fungi are important for regulating the climate

Above-ground fruiting bodies are plentiful this time of year, but the below-ground fungi are probably even more important. Fungal biomass in forests contribute to massive carbon sequestration. It has been estimated that there would be twice as much carbon in the atmosphere without the fungal cells. Deforestation is contributing to increased atmospheric CO2 by destroying sequestration in both plants and fungi.

http://www.wbur.org/news/2018/09/18/mushrooms-fungi-climate

 

09.18.18

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