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I Contain Multitudes: Can a Fungus Save Plants From Global Warming?

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Just like animals and humans, plants have their own microbiomes, which help them stay healthy and provide them with nutrients. Some of these microbiomes include symbiotic fungi that can help certain plants deal with tremendous environmental stress, including heat stress. Scientists are studying how fungi like this might be used to help alleviate the impacts of climate change on food crops. Part of the "I Contain Multitudes" series. Please note this title contains potentially offensive language.

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Runtime: 8 minutes 3 seconds

A diagram illustrates a lot of microbes in the blood, high temperature and a human skeleton.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 1
7 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Mushrooms.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 2
8 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A diagram illustrates a seal going to dine on a squid.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 3
8 minutes 6 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A microscopic view shows a number of microbes.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 4
9 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
An oceanic map. A scale shows a submarine diving below 3000 feet.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 5
10 minutes 20 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
A diagram shows illustrations of butterflies, wasps, bees, and caterpillars.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 6
9 minutes 3 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Micros images of an insect.
I Contain Multitudes
Episode 7
9 minutes 10 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12