Microscopic fungi may have contributed to largest mass extinction

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Cindy Looy, an assistant professor of integrative biology, shows off her work. Looy and other researchers found a microscopic fungi may have contributed to a mass extinction.

A microscopic fungi may have contributed to the largest mass extinction in history — and may lead to a fungal disease increase in today’s forests due to the climate change, according to a study by a UC Berkeley professor and her collaborators in Europe. The study, which will be published
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