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Unformatted text preview: NRES 201 Intro Soil Science Lec. 25-26
Soil Organisms Ch. 10 3/4/2007 Coral-like root system
- Increases root surface area 10-1000 x
- Aids in transferring all essential elements
- Secretes acids that release nutrients
- Very important for forest replants
and difficult areas such as strip mines Other Useful Fungi:
- Yeast for brewing and baking
- Antibiotics, e.g. penicillin, cephalosporin, etc.
- Other drugs, e.g. cyclosporine, steroids and hormones,
- Many organic acids are produced with fungi, e.g. citric
acid in Coke is produced with Aspergillus
- Stinky cheeses, e.g. blue cheese, Roquefort, &
Camembert 7 ...
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This note was uploaded on 07/23/2011 for the course NRES 201 taught by Professor Olson,k during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.
- Spring '08