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RE: Fungi and tree growth - more important than weather.

Subject: RE: Fungi and tree growth - more important than weather.
From: grumpy
Date: Jan 14 2022 16:34:09
Fact Check!

Ummmmm......5 kingdoms, 6 kingdoms.....7 kingdoms?????

Finding that fungi are not plants is attributed to Robert Whittaker in 1959 
.....and that added a fifth to the previously established 4 (OK, I didn't 
know that, but I did get a bit of assistance from Mx Google).  I know you 
forgot about Protista and Monera, didn't you?.....The non-fungus Phytophthora 
sits amongst this lot, but I can't keep track of name changes & the movable 
feast of that stuff.

Since then Bacteria have been split in two: Archaea and Bacteria, and the 
seventh kingdom of Cavalier-Smith, who added Chromista.

Stay alert!

Jon



-----Original Message-----
From: uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info <uktc-request@xxxxxx.tree-care.info> 
On Behalf Of Bill Kowalczyk
Sent: 14 January 2022 15:24
To: UK Tree Care <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Re: Fungi and tree growth - more important than weather.

Hey all,

For those with access to BBC Sounds you may be interested in a program on R4 
(2 x 30 minute episodes) called Fungi: The New Frontier.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00132xm

I was impressed by a call for new language in life sciences and that we 
should be expanding our remit to consider a third "F" ie. Flora, Fauna AND 
Funga.

The author also referenced a quote I liked (he attributed to Richard Feynman 
but my internet attributes to Socrates); "The only true wisdom is knowing you 
know nothing" which I particularly thought Wayne might like to add to his 
lexicon of memorable quotes... you're welcome :o)

Another interesting show this week (5 x 15 minute episodes),  was extracts 
from book called Islands of Abandonment by Cal Flyn.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00138jk

Each programme is a reflection on different areas where nature has been left 
to itself.

Enjoy (if that's your kind of thing).

Regards,

Bill




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