Permian Extinction Of Animals

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Like animals, humans and most bacteria, all fungi are heterotrophs. This means that they get their energy by eating organic substances. In contrast, plants get their energy directly from light and for this reason plants are called autotrophs. Although fungi have much more in common with animals than plants, mycology is often seen as a branch of botany
Around 250 million years ago, the earth was populated by ancient plants and animals. The Permian extinction changed all that. Over 90% of life on Earth vanished. The animals were decimated, and so were the plants. This included many millions to billions of trees, leaving massive fields of dead wood. And, what thrives on dead wood and dead animal tissue? That 's right, fungi. With few animals to
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