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CLIP 10485

Fungal growth using time lapse photography

Fungal growth using time lapse photography
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Key Info
  • Fungal growth using time lapse photography
  • Duration: 02:00
  • Time lapse photography provides a speeded up view of the growth of fungal fruiting bodies. Decomposing plant litter can also be seen. The role of fungi in recycling nutrients in tropical forests is discussed and facts about fungal abundance and variety are given. This clip was first created on the Planet Earth website: bbc.co.uk/nature/animals/planetearth/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Bio: Environment - Habitat

  • Keywords: fungus, fungi, decomposition, rotting, decompose, rot
Ideas for use in class
  • As a stimulus when discussing the role of fungi in nutrient cycling.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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