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cvntis4 t1_iwkqmar wrote

yeah idk i'm not a mycologist. i just assumed they had one i.e. some specific system to send signals across themselves with electric impulses


acebandaged t1_iwoelen wrote

Mushrooms use something similar for communication between fruiting bodies, specifically sending electrical signals over distances using mycelial threads called hyphae. Within the fruiting bodies (what people think of as mushrooms), I believe it's mostly chemical signaling. Plants also generally use chemical signals, via releasing VOCs, secreting chemicals into the soil, or by sending them through the same channels used for water and nutrients.