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177 Share Facebook 400 Share Twitter 0 Share LinkedIn 0 Share Email https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/radiation-helps-fungi-grow/ Do Fungi Feast on Radiation? Apparently, but only if they contain melanin, the chemical that serves as skin pigment in humans • By David Biello on May 22, 2007 • • • • • • Like plants that grow toward the sun, dark fungi, blackened by the skin pigment melanin, gravitate toward radiation in contaminated soil. Scientists have observed the organisms—somewhere between plants and animals—blackening the land around the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in […]

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