Gallery: Penn State Team Says Not Rely On Fungi To Store Planet’s Extra...


There has been a general consensus that plant life such as fungi and other biomass would be a key asset in preventing and mitigating climate change effects by storing additional carbon in the soil. However, an international team of plant biologists from Penn State say that may not be the case. Their research has found that increased carbon dioxide stimulates the growth of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, a type of fungus that is often found in the roots of most land plants, which in turn leads to higher decomposition rates of organic materials.

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