Jun. 12, 2012

Fungi Podcast

by Encyclopedia of Life

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This week’s podcast begins with a riddle about a life form that’s all around us, yet rarely seen. Working under cover, it sends its ghostly tendrils into almost every corner of the terrestrial world. We associate it with death and decay, but life as we know it would be impossible without it. Come for a walk in the woods with Ari Daniel Shapiro and learn how this mysterious form of life, neither animal nor vegetable, shapes our world.

 
Editor's note: Check out some recent Science Friday coverage of fungi below.
 
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