Mostly underground the kingdom of fungi has been supporting us for millions of years
Mushrooms, molds and yeasts the main decomposers
Biodiversity live drawings – Illustration and text by Frits Ahlefeldt, DrawnJournalism.com
Science think there might be between 2.2 and 3.8 million species of fungi, though we have only described 148.000 of these so far ( Wikipedia link ) Not much is known about fungi, beside that they play an key role, decomposing and recycling the organic building bricks that keeps the living world running.
And more: fungi also seems to be connecting the living world through a 400+ million year old network that has been describe as the Wood Wide Web, the internet of nature ( Science article link ) a living network of fungi and bacteria connecting the world’s around three trillion trees to each other.
Read more on:
ffungi.org – The Fungi Foundation
Spun.earth – Project mapping fungus networks
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