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    it turns out that Cara remembered after class that mushrooms are an excellent organism used for bioremediation, including of radioactive contamination! Here is a paper that describes some of this use and how fungi survive ionizing radiation:

    Download file "109.full.pdf"


    For Our Real-Life Zombies Discussion (killer fungi seem to fit well under this umbrella topic):

    Cordyceps: attack of the killer fungi - Planet Earth Attenborough BBC wildlife

    Click to Watch the BBC Video on Youtube.

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    Alex Mowry
    Aug 26, 2015

    Nice!

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