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November 7, 2022 37 mins

Fungi are a foundational part of our environment as we know it, but what makes them so important? In this episode, we dive into the world of fungi to answer this question, and others like it with Ursula Peintner.

Ursula is a Professor at the University of Innsbruck’s Institute of Microbiology in Austria. She joins us today to discuss her analyses of fungi – addressing the diversity, function, and interactions of these complex organisms. 

Ursula has always been fascinated with biology, and as she dug deeper into this subject, fungi became a foundational part of her research. Presently, she is uncovering the intricate scientific aspects of fungi so that she can better understand their overall function in nature… 

Click play to discover more about:

  • The importance of fungi to other plant life. 
  • The difference between mycelium and vascellum in fungi.
  • How resource sharing occurs between fungi and other plants.
  • Why seasons are so critical to the life cycle of fungi.

To find out more about Ursula and her work, click here now!

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