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Fungi Live Large at the Poles

When scientists began researching how to preserve rotting historical relics in Antarctica, they discovered a new world of fungi critical to Antarctica’s polar ecosystem.

Kristen French
May 15, 2018 · 7 min read
Photo: Vincent van Zeijst
Wood cells exhibiting soft rot at the top.
Map by Benjamin Held adapted from Polar Geospatial Center: ANT REF-MP2019–001

I Contain Multitudes

HHMI is a science philanthropy whose mission is to advance…

Kristen French

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Writer, editor, reader, wanderluster. Bylines @Wired / @Backchnnl @NautilusMag @NYmag @Ajam @Protomagazine, former edits @NautilusMag.

I Contain Multitudes

HHMI is a science philanthropy whose mission is to advance biomedical research and science education for the benefit of humanity. Tangled Bank Studios was established as an extension of HHMI's longstanding science education mission.

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