The Living World is Amazing

25 05 2007

Discovery of fungi that uses radioactivity as an energy source @ Medical Science News

“The fungal kingdom comprises more species than any other plant or animal kingdom, so finding that they’re making food in addition to breaking it down means that Earth’s energetics in particular, the amount of radiation energy being converted to biological energy, may need to be recalculated,” says Dr. Arturo Casadevall, chair of microbiology & immunology at Einstein and senior author of the study, published May 23 in PLoS ONE.