Fungal fight club
By Susan Milius, 13:05 PM November 6, 2013
Battles between mushrooms don’t make a sound, but they’re violent. “Good fighters can kill the less-good ones and take over their territories,” says mycologist Lynne Boddy of Cardiff University in Wales. “There are battles royal going on all the time.”
Combat between fungal individuals is a bit like war between heaps of spaghetti. The main bodies of fungi are networks of long, thin strands called hyphae that insinuate themselves into anything they can eat: tree trunks, plant roots, dung and so...
Source URL: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/fungal-fight-club?mode=magazine&context=187368