Science Friday Explains Myco-Fluidics and the ‘Fungal Freeways’ Fungi Use to Transport Water

A recent video by Science Friday explains the study of myco-fluidics and the “fungal freeways” fungi use to transport water within themselves. The video features Mark Roper, an assistant professor of mathematics at UCLA, explaining his work studying the biology of fungi and how that¬†work can be applied to solve organizational problems for humans.

Just as humans utilize roads and freeways to move cars and resources around our cities, fungus utilize fluid networks to move nutrients and nuclei through their cells. Dr. Marcus Roper of UCLA explains how these networks function with remarkable efficiency and prevent microscopic traffic jams.