When the fungus Sclerotinia launches its spores, the first ones to emerge (blue, on right) create a wind that carries subsequent spores (yellow) higher. The last spores to emerge (red) can fly as high as 20 centimeters, much farther than any single spore could go by itself.

Credit: Mahesh Bandi, Agnese Seminara/Harvard University and Marcus Roper/UC Berkeley

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