Explore the Natural Methods of Selection
The University of Extremadura recently published research covering the connections between fungi and radiation.
They uncovered that fungi can detect and measure the amount of radiation in the air and soil.
The team measured the amount of radionuclides, (an atom that has excess nuclear energy, making it unstable) within mushrooms in Europe.
“This quantification is made using transfer coefficients that compare the radioactive content in the receptor compartment of the radioactive contamination, that is to say in the fungi, to that existing in the transmitter compartment, which in this case would be the soil.” – Javier Guillén
The YouTube video below shows a visual perspective of the correlations between radiation and fungi.