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Colony of Fungus with Manganese Deposits

Caption: This colony of the fungus S. aciculosa shows manganese oxide deposits at the base of the reproductive bodies. Researchers have shown that superoxide transforms manganese into its environmentally useful mineral state.

Credit: Photo courtesy of Colleen Hansel

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