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Sunday, December 24, 2017

Eyecatchers-198: Life on Earth wouldn't be possible without fungi

Life on Earth wouldn't be possible without fungi
by Gaurav Shroff / 19 Dec 2017

A UK-based study has found that fungi were essential in the creation of an oxygen-rich atmosphere, without which life on Earth wouldn't be possible. Simulations in ancient Earth-like environment showed that fungi was important in establishing breathable atmosphere over 500 million years ago by "mining" the nutrient phosphorus from rocks and transferring it to plants to power photosynthesis.

Excerpt from
“How fungi helped create life as we know it” (Read the full article at the following URL)


Grateful thanks to Gaurav Shroff and the University of Leeds, UK

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