2017-12-21 21:04 nature blog

How Fungi Saved the World — Feed the data monster

An etching of what a Carboniferous forest may have looked like. The canopy was dominated by lycopod trees such as Lepidodendron (middle ground, left), and the understory by ferns (fore, left) and giant horestails (fore, right), and the middle layers by tree ferns (middle ground, center) and early gymnosperms. The Cordaites (behind the Lepidodendron) in this picture are distant ancestors of pine trees.

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