Feb 27, 2023

Fact check: Mushrooms share more DNA with humans than plants

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Mushrooms are more closely related to animals than plants, said Matt Kasson, an associate professor of mycology at West Virginia University.

The first hypotheses about the relationship between fungi and animals emerged in the 1950s, he said. Scientists were able to test and confirm these suspicions years later.

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