Fun Fact of the Day: Fungi are put into groups by the way they reproduce. The name Zygommcota comes from zygosporangia, where strong and tough round shaped spores are formed during sexual reproduction. They are mostly found living in soil or on decaying plant or animal material.
Word of the Day: Besmirch
1) to cause harm or damage to : sully, soil
2) damage the reputation of (someone or something) in the opinion of others
3) to soil; tarnish; discolor
4) to detract from the honor or luster of
Etymology: Early 17th century: from be- + smirch.
Fun Fact of the Day: There are more microorganisms in one teaspoon of soil than there are people on earth.
It’s aliiiiive! OK, in all seriousness, that fact might make you itchy, but microbes are important for keeping your soil full of nutrients.
Fun Fact of the Day: Soil is much more effective at removing pollutants from the air than the plants themselves.