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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

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.

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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 endophytes.

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.

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2009-01-26 16:23:25

Findings have implications for increasing biomass for the production of biofuels.

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2006-12-27 17:49:02

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.

2005-08-29 15:39:08

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.


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