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Exploring Fungi Unit
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Lesson 3: Beneficial Roles of Fungi: Mycorrhizal Fungi

This lesson will extend student understanding of the beneficial role mycorrhizal fungi play in ecosystems. Students will engage with video content created by mycologist, Dr Sandra Tuszynska, about mycorrhizal fungi. Dr Sandra explains how fungi help feed plants and microscopic organisms, bringing to life a fascinating symbiotic system existing between plants and fungi that has far reaching consequences.
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Video 7. Fungi Superheroes Mycorrhizal Fungi with Dr. Sandra Tuszynska (10:24 min)

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