How Mushrooms Make It Rain

How Mushrooms Make It Rain

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spore: asexual reproductive agent for fungi

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Script Writer: Peter Reich
Script Editor and Narrator: Kate Yoshida (@KateYoshida)
Video Illustrator: Ever Salazar (@eversalazar)
Video Director: Henry Reich (@MinutePhysics)
With Contributions From: Emily Elert (@eelert) and Alex Reich (@alexhreich)
Music by: Nathaniel Schroeder:

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Puffballs emitting spores – Wikimedia user Lesmalvern



Pöschl U, Martin ST, Sinha B, Chen Q, Gunthe SS, Huffman JA, et al. 2010. Rainforest aerosols as biogenic nuceli of clouds and precipitation in the Amazon. Science 329: 1513–1516. doi: 10.1126/science.

Hassett MO, Fischer MWF, Money NP. 2015. Mushrooms as Rainmakers: How Spores Act as Nuclei for Raindrops. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0140407. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140407

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