mass extinction caused by fungi?

Kathie T. Hodge kh11 at
Sun Sep 10 08:30:50 EST 1995

A story on National Public Radio (USA) yesterday evening discussed a mass
extinction event 250 million years ago.  One of the hypotheses as to why it
might have happened had to do with an explosion of fungi.  I didn't get
much more detail than that I'm afraid, although I seem to recall that a
Dutch scientist came up with this theory, and that there was a symposium on
extinctions recently at the Smithsonian - perhaps that's where the reporter
got his information?

Sounds like an interesting story, I'd love to get the details on it. 

Kathie Hodge
kh11 at

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