Fungal shunt (image) Stanford's School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences Share Print E-Mail Caption Fungus creates an underappreciated express lane for carbon, "shunting" as much as 20 percent of the carbon fixed by diatoms out of the microbial loop and into the fungal parasite. Credit Klawonn et al. 2021, PNAS Usage Restrictions Credit required Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.