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        Gross Science | An Internet Made of Fungus

        Learn how plants communicate with one another, in this video from NOVA’s Gross Science series. Some plants communicate via the Wood Wide Web—an underground network of mycorrhizal fungi, which grow on the roots of plants. The plants provide the fungi with sugars while the fungi provide the plants with water and nutrients. Fungal networks connect many plants together, allowing for signals to be transported throughout entire forests. This type of network can provide nutrients to struggling plants and alert neighboring plants of threats. This resource is part of the NOVA: Gross Science Collection.

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