Fungal Ecology


Fungal ecology is the relationship between fungi, the environment, and other organisms.

Keywords: ecosystems; nutrient cycles; decomposition; symbiosis


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Hawksworth, David L(Apr 2001) Fungal Ecology. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0000356]