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Science at FMNH : Ep. 9 - Ascomycete Fungi

You won’t typically find these fungi on your dinner plate but these tiny fungi are vital to the health of most of the ecosystems on Earth!  Many species of ascomycete fungi play an important role in the decomposition of dead plant material and recycling nutrients. 

Sabine Huhndorf came to the Museum in 1996 and has made ascomycete fungi her life’s passion.  In this video we speak with Sabine and explore her research and the microscopic world of these fascinating fungi.


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