How is the early formation of coal related to conditions in the Carboniferous and fungal diversity?

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Saprophytic fungal diversity was high, but not in marshy areas where plant matter was accumulating.

Saprophytic fungi had low diversity in the Carboniferous, and there were many marshy areas.

Saprophytic fungi had not yet evolved the enzymes necessary to fully break down plant matter, and there were many marshy areas.

Saprophytic fungal diversity was high in the Carboniferous, and there were not many marshy areas.

 

asked Dec 29, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
    

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Saprophytic fungi had low diversity in the Carboniferous, and there were many marshy areas.

 

answered Dec 29, 2012 by anonymous

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