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The World’s Largest Organism in Trouble. Week of Feb 1 2013. Living on Earth.
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NYTimes Article, Dec. 21 1992
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Casselman, A. Oct. 4 2007. Strange but True: The Largest Organism on Earth Is a Fungus. Scientific American.
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Methods for estimating weight of fungi
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Krulwich, R. April 8 2011. The World’s Tallest Tree Is Hiding Somewhere In California. krulwich wonders.
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