Fungi Are Capturing More Carbon Than We Thought

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  • After 10 years of researching white-rot fungi, Davinia Salvachúa Rodríguez, a microbiologist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado has discovered that the fungi eats the carbon found lignin (the polymer in the cell walls of trees) to fuel its growth.
  • Other studies have also shown fungi that live in the oceans and lake also have the ability to remove the carbon found inside the algae.

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