British tooth-fungi and their conservation
Glance at the list of fungi in the Biodiversity Action Plan and you will see that one group has been singled out above all. These are the tooth-fungi. What are tooth-fungi, and why are they so important? The tooth-fungi are not necessarily a closely related group. They share 'teeth' in the same way as dolphins and herrings share a fin - the teeth have evolved on unrelated species because it happened to suit their particular lifestyles.