According to research done on the extinction of plants and animals due to infectious diseases, fungus is a real death sentence.

It is estimated that 70% of cases where infectious disease causes the extinction of a type of animal or plant, an emerging species of fungus is behind the problem.

More importantly, understanding this problem could potentially feed more than 600 million people each year by halting the spread of fungal diseases in the world’s five most important crops.

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