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How Mushrooms Changed the World

March 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free and open to the public

Fungi receive little attention in mainstream media, but these organisms have an enormous impact on ecosystems and on the production of food and pharmaceuticals. As decomposers, fungi recycle nutrients and are key contributors to the global carbon cycle. David Hibbett will examine the diversity of fungal decay mechanisms and how they have evolved across geologic time. He will also address the controversial hypothesis that fungal evolution contributed to the decline in coal formation at the end of the Carboniferous Period

Details

Date:
March 27, 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free and open to the public
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Website:
https://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/how-mushrooms-changed-world

Organizer

Harvard Museum of Natural History
Phone:
(617) 495-3045
Email:
hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu
Website:
https://hmnh.harvard.edu/

Venue

Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Phone:
617-495-3045