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Three New Species Of Fetid Fungi From New Zealand
2013-06-27 13:04:09

Pensoft Publishers With the help of phylogenetic analysis, scientists describe three new fungus species from New Zealand. The new species belong to the widespread genus Gymnopus, part of the Omphalotaceae family, the most famous representative of which, the Shiitake mushroom, is the favorite of many. The study was published in the open access journal Mycokeys. Gymnopus imbricatus, G. ceraceicola and G. hakaroa can be recognized by their strong, unpleasant odor when crushed. The smell...

2012-07-19 12:02:32

As mushrooms evolve to live symbiotically with trees, they give up parts of their DNA associated with decomposing cellulose, Harvard researchers find Harvard researchers are unlocking the evolutionary secrets of one of the world's most recognizable groups of mushrooms, and to do it, they're using one of the most comprehensive fungal "family trees" ever created. As reported in paper published July 18 in PLoS ONE, Associate Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Anne Pringle and...

2012-01-11 08:00:00

Shiitake mushrooms offer a solution to the winter doldrums and can help with New Year's resolutions for weight loss and improving health. Shiitakes are an excellent choice for wintertime table fare: They can create feelings of happiness, provide high-protein, low-fat nutrition, reduce cholesterol, and strengthen the immune system. Shiitake grower Dr. Sandra Williams of Lost Creek Mushroom Farm offers a recipe for Creamy Shiitake Soup. Perkins, OK (PRWEB) January 11, 2012 Shiitake mushrooms...

2011-11-23 08:00:00

The idea for Shiitake Mushroom Gift Logs came to Doug and Sandra Williams of Lost Creek Mushroom Farm as the creative response to too much inventory, back in 1993. "What will we do with 6,000 logs and only a few chefs who know the quality of log-grown mushrooms?" The answer was simple, "Sell the logs!" At that time they thought of shiitakes merely as food and the logs as gift items. Now they understand that shiitakes, like many mushrooms, have "magic." Shiitakes contribute to our well being...

2011-10-25 07:00:00

The Mushroom Lady, Dr. Sandra Williams of Lost Creek Mushroom Farm, suggests that as fall is the natural season for mushrooms, people experience a strong natural urge to eat them. Mushrooms offer nutritional and health benefits that can prepare our bodies for the winter months. Lost Creek Mushroom Farm offers shiitake log kits for growing high-quality mushrooms at home during the natural season and year-round. The log kits are guaranteed to grow and make unique, long-lasting gifts. Perkins,...

2011-10-11 07:00:00

We consider mushrooms as food, fuel for us humans; but they are much more. Mushrooms also bring gifts of spiritual and emotional healing, as Lost Creek Mushroom Farm owner Dr. Sandra Williams learns in over a year of conversations with mushrooms. This article outlines some of the nutritional and health properties, plus physical, emotional, and spiritual healing abilities of the shiitake and portabella mushrooms. Perkins, Oklahoma (PRWEB) October 11, 2011...

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2010-12-25 07:25:00

Turns out the myth of flying reindeer might not be that far from the truth. According to scientist Andrew Haynes, reindeer, along with other animals in the wild, sometimes deliberately eat the hallucinogenic mushroom Amanita muscaria in order to amuse themselves during long winters. Writing in the respected Pharmaceutical Journal, Mr. Haynes said, "They have a desire to experience altered states of consciousness." What's the link between this mushroom and flying reindeer you ask? In 1967 an...

2010-11-29 16:08:58

An international team of scientists has developed a new technique to aid crops at risk from a devastating agricultural parasite commonly known as the 'honey fungus', one of the most serious diseases of trees and shrubs across the northern hemisphere. The development allows crop to be screened for natural resistance by adding DNA with fluorescent genes to the fungus before being planted out. The research, a collaboration between the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural...

2010-09-09 12:06:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Mushrooms are considered Nature's Hidden Treasure and the star of the produce aisle thanks to their nutrition, value and versatility. To celebrate the friendly fungi, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania - the Mushroom Capital of the World - will host the 25th Annual Mushroom Festival, September 10-12. In honor of the festival's anniversary, below for your reading pleasure are the top 25 reasons and ways to celebrate mushrooms every day, every way!...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.