Introduction of Fungi as carbon stores

How does the fungi’s role in the carbon cycle help the environment?

Introduction

 The Kingdom Fungi includes some of the most important organisms, both in terms of their ecological and economic roles. Fungi are not plants, which encompasses an estimated 6 million species, including molds and yeasts.(Talbot Jennifer 2015)

Its role is break down dead organic material, and continue the cycle of nutrients through ecosystems, also the fungi play an important role in the storage and release of carbon from plants.(Stephen Ornes 2013

Plants use carbon dioxide and sunlight to make their own food and grow. The carbon becomes part of the plant. When plants die, the fungi break down the remains of dead plants, in doing so, release carbon dioxide through respiration. (Kathiann Kowalski 2014)

In the present essay to explain my topic about Fungi as carbon stores, I will use different methods such as tables, already verified data and a deep investigation where it helps me to explain how the fungi help with the absorption of carbon to the environment.

Alejandra Feijoo

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