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

Subject: Re: Fungi and tree growth - more important than weather.
From: PETER THURMAN
Date: Jan 15 2022 23:37:21

There's loads Bill:
E.g.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orobanche

It's an ericaceous plant with no chlorophyll, getting its energy by
parasitising Russula species, which in turn are mycorrhizal with
(mainly) Beech trees. Cue: mind exploding emoji!
The more I find out, the more I realise I was dumber than I thought I was...
Regards,
Bill
On 1/13/22, Antony Croft <rositsavalleyangling@xxxxxx.com> wrote:
While this is not a revelation, it is another step in the right direction, one day mycology will be considered one of the most important of all areas
of study, and the most interesting, for they are truly gifted organisms,
and no doubt do more work on earth than any other organism.


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