Fungi - The Fifth Kingdom

Series featuring scientists and amateur naturalists studying fungi, one of the largest and most fascinating groups of organisms on the planet.

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20080114

Series featuring scientists and amateur naturalists studying fungi, one of the largest and most fascinating groups of organisms on the planet.

1/5. A World Wide Web

Mycologists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, reveal some extraordinary facts.

20080115

Series featuring scientists and amateur naturalists studying fungi, one of the largest and most fascinating groups of organisms on the planet.

2/5. What Lies Beneath

More fungi can be found in woodlands than anywhere else, appearing every autumn as their fruit bodies burst through the ground. Lynne Boddy of Cardiff University reveals the complex struggles which take place underground.

20080116

Series featuring scientists and amateur naturalists studying fungi, one of the largest and most fascinating groups of organisms on the planet (3/5).

20080117

Series featuring scientists and amateur naturalists studying fungi, one of the largest and most fascinating groups of organisms on the planet.

4/5. Anywhere and Everywhere

Fungi can survive in any type of habitat. They form intricate relationships with their hosts or partners, manipulating the growth of plants and the relationship they have with insects.

20080118

Series featuring scientists and amateur naturalists studying fungi, one of the largest and most fascinating groups of organisms on the planet.

5/5. A Fungus Amongst Us

For all their fascinating lifestyles, fungi can be friend or foe. Mycologists reveal the impact that fungi have had on the planet and how our survival is dependent on their own.

20080830

Series featuring scientists and amateur naturalists studying fungi, one of the largest and most fascinating groups of organisms on the planet.

1/5. A World Wide Web

Mycologists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, reveal some extraordinary facts.

20080906

Series featuring scientists and amateur naturalists studying fungi, one of the largest and most fascinating groups of organisms on the planet.

2/5. What Lies Beneath

More fungi can be found in woodlands than anywhere else, appearing every autumn as their fruit bodies burst through the ground. Lynne Boddy of Cardiff University reveals the complex struggles which take place underground.

20080920

Series featuring scientists and amateur naturalists studying fungi, one of the largest and most fascinating groups of organisms on the planet.

4/5. Anywhere and Everywhere

Fungi can survive in any type of habitat. They form intricate relationships with their hosts or partners, manipulating the growth of plants and the relationship they have with insects.

20080927

Series featuring scientists and amateur naturalists studying fungi, one of the largest and most fascinating groups of organisms on the planet.

5/5. A Fungus Amongst Us

For all their fascinating lifestyles, fungi can be friend or foe. Mycologists reveal the impact that fungi have had on the planet and how our survival is dependent on their own.

01A World Wide Web2008011420080830

Mycologists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, reveal some extraordinary facts.

01A World Wide Web2008011420080830

Mycologists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, reveal some extraordinary facts.

02What Lies Beneath2008011520080906

More fungi can be found in woodlands than anywhere else, appearing every autumn as their fruit bodies burst through the ground.

Lynne Boddy of Cardiff University reveals the complex struggles which take place underground.

02What Lies Beneath2008011520080906

More fungi can be found in woodlands than anywhere else, appearing every autumn as their fruit bodies burst through the ground.

Lynne Boddy of Cardiff University reveals the complex struggles which take place underground.

03Grassland Gems2008011620080913

Some fungi like nothing better than old unimproved grassland.

From red to yellow and pink to green, amateur naturalist Rosemary Winnall reveals the colourful delights of her garden where endless waxcaps, fairy clubs and earth tongues emerge.

03Grassland Gems2008011620080913

Some fungi like nothing better than old unimproved grassland.

From red to yellow and pink to green, amateur naturalist Rosemary Winnall reveals the colourful delights of her garden where endless waxcaps, fairy clubs and earth tongues emerge.

04Anywhere And Everywhere2008011720080920

Fungi can survive in any type of habitat.

They form intricate relationships with their hosts or partners, manipulating the growth of plants and the relationship they have with insects.

04Anywhere And Everywhere2008011720080920

Fungi can survive in any type of habitat.

They form intricate relationships with their hosts or partners, manipulating the growth of plants and the relationship they have with insects.

05 LASTA Fungus Amongst Us2008011820080927

For all their fascinating lifestyles, fungi can be friend or foe.

Mycologists reveal the impact that fungi have had on the planet and how our survival is dependent on their own.

05 LASTA Fungus Amongst Us2008011820080927

For all their fascinating lifestyles, fungi can be friend or foe.

Mycologists reveal the impact that fungi have had on the planet and how our survival is dependent on their own.