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Biology: Does radioactivity help fungi to grow?

  1. Jul 21, 2017 #1

    ORF

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    radioactivity only mutate fungi
     
  5. Jul 21, 2017 #4
    but it may be true i dont really know
     
  6. Jul 21, 2017 #5

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    There is precedence for life using the energy from radiation indirectly:
    http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/10/alien-life-could-feed-cosmic-rays

    Essentially, the radiation would create high-energy molecules in the environment which life could then feed on and use for fuel and nutrients. Based on these observations, researchers have speculated that life could potentially live off of cosmic rays elsewhere in the universe: http://rsif.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/13/123/20160459
     
  7. Jul 21, 2017 #6
    oh yee i fogot about it
     
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