BioBlitz 2011 Vodcast 2: Endophytic Fungi

By Bob Hirshon, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Saguaro National Park, Arizona–Not all of the organisms being counted at the BioBlitz are big and visible, like birds and snakes. Scientists are also surveying microscopic species, like the fungi in this video. Fungi make all sorts of useful compounds, and finding new ones could lead to new medicines and new ways to produce fuels.