DNA sequencing uncovers wide variety of previously unknown fungi in mountain soils

March 09, 2022

Plantlife, in partnership with the James Hutton Institute and volunteers, have been discovering more about the fragile plant communities in the Cairngorm mountains. 

The DNA of soil samples collected from 55 of the 58 munros in the Cairngorms National Park has revealed a huge variety of previously unknown fungi.   

To find out more about the importance of this discovery, watch the video on the Plantlife YouTube channel:

How a teaspoon of soil can increase our understanding of the mountains 



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