Kevin Shreder wrote:
>> Does anyone know what the largest cell on Earth is? Is it an ovum, nerve cell or a microbe?
> Also what species does it belong to?
Several years ago, there was a news article in Science (maybe Nature)
about a certain type of cell -- some sort of fungus, I think -- which
lives underground in the root system of certain trees in north-central
North America (I think). This cell, according to the article, spreads
over a very large area, I mean like several hundred feet! Sorry I can't
remember more, and I couldn't find it in Medline (not surprising).
Maybe someone else recalls hearing about this.
John E. Anderson
jander at unf.edu