Mushrooms - what are they?
This timelapse shows the surprising power of mushroom buds, as they burst through the soil and elegantly expand their caps. What we see on the surface, though, is only a part of organism, called mushroom fruit. The fruit is a short-lived reproductive structure, consisting 92% of water . Meanwhile, mycelium of the mushroom sits and sprouts from the soil. This part, in contrast to the fruit, can live for years.
Mushrooms are a fungus, and unlike plants, mushrooms do not require sunlight to make energy for themselves.
Watch The purpose of life, an excellent mushroom timelapse:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDkR2HIlEbc
Watch & learn TED Lesson:http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_stamets_on_6_ways_mushrooms_can_save_the_world #mushrooms #fungi #biodiversity