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Superheroes of Science

Aug 17, 2020

Matt Kasson (Associate Professor) and Brian Lovett (postdoc) are both from West Virginia University and explain what mycology, entomology, and plant pathology are.  They discuss the importance of fungi and how fungi work as decomposers and create things. They create chocolate, antibiotics, breads, beverages, and many other things that we use in our daily lives. We discuss symbiosis between organisms and many examples of fungi relationships. Then we learn about the zombie cicadas and how some fungi interact with insects and in some cases control their functions.