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Fungi Associated with Stalactite Growth

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Science  17 Oct 1969:
Vol. 166, Issue 3903, pp. 385-386
DOI: 10.1126/science.166.3903.385

Abstract

A fungus, Cephalosporium lamellaecola, was found to be regularly associated with the active tip of stalactites; crystallization of CaCO3 occurred on hyphae suspended from the stalactite wall in the terminal drop.

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