How Mushrooms Make It Rain 2 years ago

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spore: asexual reproductive agent for fungi
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Image Credits:
Puffballs emitting spores - Wikimedia user Lesmalvern
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References:

Pöschl U, Martin ST, Sinha B, Chen Q, Gunthe SS, Huffman JA, et al. 2010. Rainforest aerosols as biogenic nuceli of clouds and precipitation in the Amazon. Science 329: 1513–1516. doi: 10.1126/science.

Hassett MO, Fischer MWF, Money NP. 2015. Mushrooms as Rainmakers: How Spores Act as Nuclei for Raindrops. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0140407. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140407

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