Fungi are Metabolic Wizards

Metabolism is the art of chemical transformation.Fungi are metabolic wizards and can explore ,scavenge and salvage ingeniously ,their abilities rivalled only by bacteria.

Using coacktails of potent enzymes and acids ,fungi can break down some of the most stubborn substances on earth from lignin, wood’s toughest component to rock, crude oil, polyurethane plastics and the explosive TNT.

Some species are radiation resistant and may help to clean up nuclear waste sites.Chernobyl is home to large population of such fungi, some of them are able to harness radiation as source of energy ,as plants use the energy in sunlight.

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