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The Hidden Life of Microscopic Fungi

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Most mushrooms actually do not produce the visible fruiting bodies known to us as boletus, champignons, or toadstools. Many fungal species are the familiar “mold” and other unappetizing films, or are completely unknown to us. Here, you can discover some of the remarkable shapes and lifestyles of these inconspicuous yet important organisms. These images were taken with an optical microscope. This story comes from the project "Science is Beautiful" at Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague.

Photo Credit: PHOTO BY ALENA KUBÁTOVÁ
 
 

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