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Fungi may determine the future of soil carbon


January 8, 2014

image of a mushroom Soil contains more carbon than air and plants combined. This means that even a minor change in soil carbon could have major implications for the Earth's atmosphere and climate. New research by Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute scientist Benjamin Turner and colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin, and Boston University points to an unexpected driver of soil carbon content: Fungi. Full Story

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