Researchers working in a Brazilian rain forest recently discovered eight species of bioluminescent mushrooms at a single site. The mushrooms continually emit a faint glow that, although undetectable in daylight, makes them visible at night. Suggest a mechanism by which glowing in the dark could benefit a mushroom. Why do you think so many species with this unusual trait live in the same region?

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Researchers working in a Brazilian rain forest recently discovered eight species of bioluminescent mushrooms at a single site. The mushrooms continually emit a faint glow that, although undetectable in daylight, makes them visible at night. Suggest a mechanism by which glowing in the dark could benefit a mushroom. Why do you think so many species with this unusual trait live in the same region?

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