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  • Fire-spawned forest fungi hide out in other organisms, study finds

    Fire-loving fungi are among the first organisms to appear on the forest floor after a fire, followed closely by mosses and lichens.

    Fire-loving fungi are among the first organisms to appear on the forest floor after a fire, followed closely by mosses and lichens.

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Andrew Miller, email amiller7@illinois.edu.
    To reach Karen W. Hughes, call 865-974-6387; email khughes@utk.edu.
    To reach P. Brandon Matheny, email pmatheny@utk.edu

    The paper “Where are they hiding? Testing the body snatchers hypothesis in pyrophilous fungi” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1016/j.funeco.2019.100870