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Fungi perform an essential role in the decomposition of organic matter and have fundamental roles in nutrient cycling and exchange. They have long been used as a direct source of food, such as mushrooms and truffles, as a leavening agent for bread, and in fermentation of various food products, such as wine, beer, and soy sauce. Since the 1940s, fungi have been used for the production of antibiotics, and, more recently, various enzymes produced by fungi are used industrially and in detergents. Fungi are also used as biological agents to control weeds and pests.



My Formative years were spent between two wartime airfields, so each night was spent sleeping in shelters, and school was always tense as dogfights were being fought overhead,
We made our own amusement in those days, and presents were second hand wooden toys if any could be found.
My teenage life found me on Motorbikes and fast cars.
My Later life was dogged by peaks and troughs of health problems.

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  • Sandra Cockayne
    Sandra Cockayneabout 4 years ago

    Excellent shot and informative write-up! S:)

  • Gosh young Sandra you are a quick Lady,

    Thank you bvery much

    – mrcoradour

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 4 years ago

    beautiful capture

  • Thank you very much Kathy.

    – mrcoradour

  • – mrcoradour

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 4 years ago

    Magical Malcolm. Did you see any faeries.

  • WELLLLL yes I did Donb, hehehe.Thank you very much

    – mrcoradour

  • BebeBond
    BebeBondabout 4 years ago

    I love mushrooms I put them into salads raw.
    They are wonderful anywa I cook them. Thank you Malcolm I did not know they were so good for me.
    So pleased you are back home. Not only cheers up my day seeing your name on in box but I learn something new every day.
    So thank you Professor Malcolm.
    Bebe X

  • OHH BB I do luv you, your always so very kind thank you.


    – mrcoradour

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKabout 4 years ago

    Mmmm, so, they really are magic mushrooms. Great find and info Malcolm.

  • hello young Jacqui Thank you very much.


    – mrcoradour

  • lefselover
    lefseloverabout 4 years ago

    Stunning contrast!!

  • Thank you very much for your kind comment.

    – mrcoradour

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 4 years ago

    Great find and great capture, Malcolm! Very interesting read, too!

  • Good Morning Mike, I’m so pleased you found it interesting, Thank you

    – mrcoradour

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much Ray,

    much appreciated.

    – mrcoradour

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkabout 4 years ago

    great capture and always love your very educational descriptions Malcolm

  • Why Thank you very much indeed Chris, your very kind, I do try to research as much as I can.

    – mrcoradour

  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture, and great information!

  • Good Morning Pamela,
    Thank you very much,

    – mrcoradour

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