Rainforest EXPLORER: News & Notes
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Fungi crucial for biodiversity in rainforests

Fungi crucial for biodiversity in rainforests | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Fungi play a crucial role in maintaining the diversity of life in forests, say scientists.
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Fungi the Drivers Behind Rainforest Biodiversity - Science World Report

Fungi the Drivers Behind Rainforest Biodiversity - Science World Report | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Rainforests are hot spots of biodiversity, with up to 300 plant species sharing the same hectare. An international research team has now shed light on what keeps dominant plant species in check, giving rarer species a chance to thrive.

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NERC Press Office's curator insight, January 24, 2014 8:08 AM

This NERC funded study was featured originally on Planet Earth online. 

 

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Plant killer boost for rainforests

Plant killer boost for rainforests | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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A new study suggests that pathogenic fungi, normally associated with killing plant life, could play a key role in driving biodiversity in tropical rainforests

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Rainforest Fungi Find Home in Sloth Hair - EveryONE

Rainforest Fungi Find Home in Sloth Hair - EveryONE | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Most of us have seen a cute sloth video or two on the Internet. Their squished faces, long claws, and scruffy fur make these slow-moving mammals irresistib
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New source of medicine...in sloth hair?  Only in the Amazon! 

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