I’ve published ten posts on my blog so far and all of them are based on scientific journal articles. But I also want to occasionally post some interesting and fun science facts so I have put together this amazing list. Hope you have a glowing New Year!
Fungi come in diverse colors: black, green, white, pink, yellow, red, and many more. Equally diverse are their shapes and sizes, from single-celled yeasts and fuzzy molds, to large mushrooms. They are found everywhere – at home, at the workplace, and of course outside – even if you cannot see them. What’s more, they even grow in harsh environments such as deserts and radioactive surroundings. Although thousands of species have been characterized, there are over a million species of fungi, most of which are waiting to be discovered. They are armed with remarkable abilities to guard themselves from enemies – one of the keys to their success.
Fungi are a good source of nutrients and fungivores, akin to herbivores, are organisms that primarily feed on fungi. Most fungivores are insects but there are also some small mammals, for example, the northern flying squirrel. From the viewpoint of fungi, fungivores present a threat to their survival, and they ought to protect themselves.