Black tunes will save the world.
You heard right. Melanin sings
gospel waves attuned to death,
and twists them to sweet life.
Can I get an amen? Amen!
Cladosporium sphaerospermum is a fungi that employs radiosynthesis. It eats radiation, where in the process the melanin in its body converts it to chemical energy. The process is similar to how plants turn carbon dioxide and chlorophyll into oxygen and glucose through photosynthesis.
Sarah is today’s host for dVerse‘ Poetics. Sarah says:
So let’s take fungi as our starting point tonight.