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2014-02-26 23:32:21

Changing the way the world looks at the source of hydrocarbons for biofuels and sustainable green chemicals, Endophytics LLC announces a new technology platform in Bozeman, Montana that is receiving attention from many throughout the industry. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Endophytics, LLC recently announced their fungal biotechnology platform at the Harvesting Clean Energy Conference in Helena, MT. The technology is capable of producing a myriad of advanced biofuels and...

2011-07-13 23:33:57

Rice "“ which provides nearly half the daily calories for the world's population "“ could become adapted to climate change and some catastrophic events by colonizing its seeds or plants with the spores of tiny naturally occurring fungi, just-published U.S. Geological Survey-led research shows. In an effort to explore ways to increase the adaptability of rice to climatic scourges such as tsunamis and tidal surges that have already led to rice shortages, USGS researchers and their...

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2010-10-17 10:45:00

University of North Carolina, Greensboro researchers are studying native grasses to develop a better understanding of the workings of fungal endophytesLegend has it that five railroad surveyors killed by Indians in 1854 in New Mexico lost their lives because they unwittingly allowed their horses to graze on "sleepy grass" the night before. The next morning, under attack, the surveyors jumped on their horses to escape--but the animals were frozen in place. Without the means for a quick...

2010-09-30 19:46:48

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in Athens, Georgia, have reported for the first time that several species of Aspergillus niger, or black aspergilli, are capable of infecting corn and peanuts as endophytes. The researchers also showed that, under laboratory conditions, these species produced mycotoxins. Using a molecular procedure they developed, USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) research leader Charles Bacon, microbiologist Dorothy Hinton, and Edwin Palencia, a...

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2009-01-26 16:23:25

Findings have implications for increasing biomass for the production of biofuels Through work originally designed to remove contaminants from soil, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory and their Belgium colleagues at Hasselt University have identified plant-associated microbes that can improve plant growth on marginal land. The findings, published in the February 1, 2009 issue of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, may help scientists design...

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2006-12-27 17:49:02

MOSCOW, Idaho -- A University of Idaho researcher is hoping to harness the power of tiny fungi to combat an invasive weed that ranchers blame for crowding out nutritious forage for their livestock. George Newcombe is busy inside a greenhouse on the school's Moscow campus working with so-called endophytes that live in spotted knapweed, considered one of the West's most-destructive noxious weeds. Endophytes are found in many plant species and have recently won additional scientific scrutiny....

2005-08-29 15:39:08

HOUSTON, Aug. 29, 2005 "“ New research by biologists at Rice University, Indiana University and George Mason University reveals how some non-native fescue grass gets a leg up over competing native plants: it's passed over by plant-eating insects and animals because its leaves are laced with toxic alkaloids, thanks to a symbiotic fungus that has co-evolved with the grass. In a 54-month study conducted at Indiana University, scientists showed that 'tall fescue,' a common variety that is...


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