Photo Essay

small world

small world

Most fungi, such as bacteria, plays a major economic importance in nature. These beings, in search of their food, shale and decompose dead plants covering the soil of the forested areas, and degrade the remains of other organisms.

In this process produces carbon dioxide, which passes to the atmosphere, and various minerals, which dissolved in the soil by rain or moisture, are food for other plants.

Thus the fungi destroy the material that otherwise would accumulate in quantities incalculable.

They are, therefore, the laborious nature wipers!

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7 responses

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (11 Jun 2012):

    What a wonderful series! One question: Where have all the people gone?

  • Lêda Nardelli

    Lêda Nardelli gave props (11 Jun 2012):

    James Wiley, love your comment : )

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper said (11 Jun 2012):

    Small world... keeping nitrogen at about 78% of the air we breathe. Hear, hear little critters. Beautiful images.

  • Lêda Nardelli

    Lêda Nardelli said (12 Jun 2012):

    Thank you, Bailey!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (12 Jun 2012):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • Odessa gasendo-matias

    Odessa gasendo-matias said (13 Jun 2012):

    Beautiful essay and beautiful photos.

  • Novak Nastasić

    Novak Nastasić gave props (21 Jun 2012):

    Lovely images!

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