Friday, March 6, 2015

5 Fun Facts about Fungi!


Fungi are some of the most overlooked organisms, despite making up 25% of the world's biomass and having an estimated 1.5 to 5 million species on Earth.

Did you know...
  1. Fungi are more closely related to Animals than to Plants
  2. Only 2-6% of all fungi on Earth have been discovered and named
  3. 95% of all plants rely on fungi for efficient nutrient uptake
  4. Bakers yeast is a fungus and a distant cousin of truffles
  5. Fungi don't require sunlight to grow
Intrigued? Learn more in our upcoming class, Fungi and Plants: A Love-Hate Relationship, on April 28, 2015.  Register Online Today

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