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For you mycelium folks…. have you seen this? https://spun.earth
Now it is Official! Mycorrhizal fungal networks are a major global carbon sink. When we destroy this resource, we sabotage our efforts to limit global warming.
Mycorrhizal fungi create complex networks that move carbon from plant roots into the soil. Healthy fungal networks can help us control rising CO2 levels because carbon that enters the soil from fungal networks has a longer residence time compared to other carbon sources, like leaves.
We are on the brink of exhausting Earth’s phosphorus reserves. Mycorrhizal fungal networks can exceed the length of a plant’s roots by as much as 100 times, and have evolved sophisticated ways to find, extract, and transport nutrients – like phosphorus – around ecosystems. When we destroy fungal networks, we lose access to their powerful abilities to forage for nutrients in the soil.
ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL FUNGI
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are the ancient, ancestral form of mycorrhizal symbiosis. These fungi played a key part in the movement of plants’ ancestors onto dry land. By the time the first roots evolved, the mycorrhizal association was already some 50 million years old.
Plants that associate with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi make up around 70% of global plant biomass
Physiologically, arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi form intracellular structures in roots called arbuscules. Arbuscule means ‘a branched treelike organ’. This is because arbuscules look like mini-trees inside the roots of plants. Arbuscules are the main sites of nutrient exchange between plants and fungi. Plants associated with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi represent around 70% of global plant biomass, including all major crops, making it one of the most important symbiotic relationships on Earth.
Nearly all plants on Earth form a symbiosis with mycorrhizal fungi. These fungi have altered the evolutionary history of the earth.
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