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Hungry fungi chomp on radiation

Common pigment may allow bizarre feeding habits.

Cryptococcus neoformans could even be cultured on the outside of spacecraft. Credit: ALFRED PASIEKA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Ledford, H. Hungry fungi chomp on radiation. Nature (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/news070521-5

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