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REFERENCES
Pando
The World’s Largest Organism in Trouble. Week of Feb 1 2013. Living on Earth.
http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00005&segmentID=7

Grant, M. & Mitton, J. 2010. Case Study: The Glorious, Golden, and Gigantic Quaking Aspen. Nature Education Knowledge 3(10):40
http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/case-study-the-glorious-golden-and-gigantic-13261308?ref=nf

DeWoody, J. et al. 2008. “Pando” Lives: Molecular Genetic Evidence of a Giant Aspen Clone in Central Utah. Western North American Naturalist, 68(4):493-497.
http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.3398/1527-0904-68.4.493

NYTimes Article, Dec. 21 1992

Mock, KE., et al. 2012. Widespread Triploidy in Western North American Aspen (Populus tremuloides). PLoS ONE 7(10): e48406. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0048406
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0048406

Humongous fungus
Schmitt, C. and Tatum, M. 2008. The Malheur National Forest: Location of the World’s Largest Living Organism [The Humongous Fungus]
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsbdev3_033146.pdf

Casselman, A. Oct. 4 2007. Strange but True: The Largest Organism on Earth Is a Fungus. Scientific American.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=strange-but-true-largest-organism-is-fungus

Ferguson, BA. et al. 2003. Coarse-scale population structure of pathogenic Armillaria species in a mixed-conifer forest in the Blue Mountains of northeast Oregon. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 33:612-623, 10.1139/x03-065.
http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/x03-065#.UhIzK2R4ZDw

Methods for estimating weight of fungi
Smith, M., Bruhn, J., and Anderson, J. 1992. The fungus Armillaria bulbosa is among the largest and oldest living organisms. Nature 356: 428-431.
http://joelvelasco.net/teaching/systematics/smith%2092%20-%20humongousfungus.pdf

Tallest tree
http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/records-3000/tallest-tree-living/

Howell, E. April 15, 2013. What is the World’s Tallest Tree? Livescience.
http://www.livescience.com/28729-tallest-tree-in-world.html

Krulwich, R. April 8 2011. The World’s Tallest Tree Is Hiding Somewhere In California. krulwich wonders.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2011/04/08/135206497/the-worlds-tallest-tree-is-hiding-somewhere-in-california

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