[EAS]Mutant Space Fungus

pjk pjk at design.eng.yale.edu
Thu Mar 15 01:59:28 EST 2001

Subject:   Mutant Space Fungus

If you're already worried about CO2 emissions and global warming,
here is a BBC News story with something else to worry about, space
fungi.  --PJK
(from Scout Report for Science and Engineering -- March 14, 2001)

"Mutant Fungus from Space"

Space expert Yuri Karash of Russia says that he anticipates that
the Mir Space Station could bring virulent new strains of fungus to
earth when it splashes down later this month. Various types of
fungus, whose smell is the first thing visitors to Mir notice, grow
behind panels and in air-conditioning units on the spacecraft and
have likely mutated. This article from the BBC News online covers
the story.

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