There is a myth that immediately after heavy rains in forest, mushrooms appear in large numbers and make a very large ring or circle, which may be several metres in diameter. These are called 'Fairy rings' Can you explain this myth of fairy rings in biological terms?

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Ans. The mushrooms mycelium draws in nutrients from the soil. When at the centre there is a lack of nutrients they increase in diameter and develop a circle-like structure. The ring keeps increasing in diameter over the years. They are known as the fruiting bodies of the fungus. This ring is also known as the Fairy Ring.

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