Fungal life histories are not easily parsed into traditional life tables. We are interested in understanding how the births, deaths, and growth rates of a fungus and its parts influence the evolutionary trajectories of individuals.
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A population of Coccomyces
dentatus growing on a leaf.
Individuals are delineated by
black lines, signalling