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Life Inside a Plant

bobh Posted by bobh in Mission: Geography! on Oct 22, 2011 1:13:35 PM



Some of the organisms being collected at the 2011 BioBlitz (a 24-hour species inventory) are microscopic, but still incredibly interesting and important. In this video, scientists are looking for fungi that spend their lives inside plants. Fungi produce a lot of very useful compounds, like antibiotics, anticancer drugs, and compounds that can help create new fuels.





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