The diversity and variety of organisms which are living on this planet is not confined to only name and kind. Some organisms are thriving in the high pitch-black and deepest pasts of big oceans, while others are utilizing sublight as the nutrients and energy source. Some creatures including few frog species could live up to 100 years and some other forms of life can not live more than some days including flies.
Here, we are going to discuss the diversity of life on this planet earth by keeping in mind the criteria shared by Insider Monkey in its post on Yahoo about the 10 Fastest Growing Organisms In World. The criterion is the growth rate. Similar to life span, habitat, and size, the growth rate of organisms is also considered as an important factor for differentiating them. This has been of the view that the majority of the fastest-growing creatures in this world were found in the Jurassic time period or Jurassic Era. Experts with the help of fossilized bones found by the paleontologists became capable to determine the rate of growth of Tyrannosaurus Rex before approaching adulthood. Although dinosaurs and T.Rex become extinct organisms millions of years ago, but still there are many organisms that are experiencing fast pace growth. These organisms are hailed from amongst one of the 6 life kingdoms including Animalia, Protista, Archaebacteria, Plantae, Fungi, and Eubacteria. Let’s start the list. The first fastest-growing species of organism on earth is Mulberry Tree. These trees are specifically grown in North American and Asia for their leaves, as these are considered a vital food source for silkworms. According to the post by Insider Monkey:
“Mulberry trees are known to grow up to 12 feet in a six year period, with a maximum height reaching 80 feet. The lifespan, however, is generally short for such a tree, with only a select few species living up to 250 years.”
The next organism on the list is Honey Fungus which is a parasitic fungus being grown on different woody plants that might be dead, living, or decaying. This spread at a fast pace and result in huge losses to forests as it kills the roots of plants or trees. According to the post by Insider Monkey:
“The average growth rate is about 1 meter per year, though some can spread at a rate of up to 3 feet a year under ideal conditions. An article published by the BBC in 2014 identified a specific honey fungus as the largest living organism in the world at that time. The fungus was spread over the Blue Mountains in Oregon, and measured a length of 2.4 miles.”
You can learn more about these and some other organisms on the list by reading 15 Fastest Growing Organisms in the World.