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Marine fungi reveal new branches on tree of life

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Researchers have discovered several new species of marine fungi inhabiting previously undescribed branches of the tree of life. Little is known about the fungi flourishing in the world's oceans and this study, which set out to inves...

How fungi help trees tolerate drought

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

The mutualistic relationship between tree roots and ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi has been shaping forest ecosystems since their inception. ECM fungi are key players supporting the growth, health and stress tolerance of forest trees g...

The internet of trees: how trees talk to each other underground

Humor / odd : Kottke.org

In June, ecologist Suzanne Simard gave a talk at TED about her 30 years of research into how trees talk to each other. Underneath the forest floor, there is a communications network on which trees — even those from different species...

New study shows plants communicate with each other via underground fungi

Humor : The Sideshow

A new study has demonstrated that plants can use an underground network of fungi to warn each other about incoming insect attacks. The research follows previous findings which have shown that plants can communicate similar chemical ...

Do Trees Communicate with Each Other?

Humor / odd : Neatorama

Trees are connected to other trees around them by a network of fungi underground called a mycorrhizal fungal network. Chemicals are sent from tree to tree through the fungus, in a kind of communication that can take hours to detect ...

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