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Biologists Help Solve Fungi Mysteries
2014-04-18 08:24:38

By Bjorn Carey, Stanford University A new genetic analysis revealing the previously unknown biodiversity and distribution of thousands of fungi in North America might also reveal a previously underappreciated contributor to climate change. Pine forests are chock full of wild animals and plant life, but there's an invisible machine underground. Huge populations of fungi are churning away in the soil, decomposing organic matter and releasing carbon into the atmosphere. Despite the...

Mushrooms Create Their Own Wind To Spread Their Spores
2013-11-26 04:32:04

[ Watch the Video: Mushrooms Create Their Own Wind ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Mushrooms can alter the moisture of the air around them, effectively creating their own wind in order to help their spores disperse over a wide area, according to research presented Monday at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics. According to The Telegraph, experts had previously believed that mushrooms were passive seed spreaders,...

2013-11-25 23:25:20

A leader in animal health and nutrition, Manna Pro will expand distribution of Cut-Heal products; offerings include wound care, hoof care and insect control products that serve the equine, canine and livestock markets St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Animal owners have been using Cut-Heal® products for decades to treat wounds and other health-related issues. Now, the Texas-based brand is part of Manna Pro Products, LLC., a leader in animal health and nutrition products. The...

2013-09-12 23:28:49

According to a recent article by USA Today, super storms like Sandy are crippling New Jersey Shore towns like Toms River almost one whole calendar year after flood waters ravaged the area. SI Restoration, an expert in ethical mold remediation, has published a guide which will allow property owners combating the toxic fungus to understand the difference between mildew and mold. Mount Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 When the September 11th attacks shocked the nation in 2001, state...

Fungal Diversity Reduced By Traditional Forest Management
2013-07-26 13:21:05

Elhuyar Fundazioa In the beech groves of Navarre a team from the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has analyzed the influence exerted by forestry management on the fungi populations that decompose wood There is a shortage of dead wood in forests because fallen branches and trees tend to be cleared away. This wood, if available, ought to be decomposing, as it is the habitat of many living beings like lignicolous fungi. These fungi are capable of decomposing dead wood and turning...

2013-07-12 23:25:55

In an article just released by the New York State Department of Health, they advise on how to recognize mold issues and how they can affect people. Amityville, NY (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 Enviro-Test Inc., a Long Island company that provides mold testing, wants to share important information just released from the New York State Department of Health on mold contamination. In the NYSDOH article, they break down the steps consumers should take to recognize and clean up mold. Due to Hurricane...

2013-02-26 12:34:10

In collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens of Madrid and the Slovenian Forestry Institute, researchers in the Basque Country have documented two new species of Hydnum, commonly known as ox tongue mushrooms, as part of their study published in the 'Mycologia' journal. This genus is known because many of its fungi are edible. Spanish researchers have headed the discovery of two mushroom species belonging to the Hydnum genus, a type of fungus commonly used in cooking. "During our...

2012-06-06 21:44:23

With mold contamination of homes an ongoing concern — and a special threat to the 2.5 million foreclosed houses in the U.S., shuttered with little ventilation — scientists are reporting a new method to detect and identify low levels of airborne mold. The report, which describes a simple, fast method that could provide an early indication of potential contamination, appears in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology. Sutapa Ghosal and colleagues indicate that mold...

2012-05-15 22:26:14

Ancient plants grown in state-of-the-art growth chambers recreating environmental conditions from more than 400 million years ago have shown scientists from the University of Sheffield how soil dwelling fungi played a crucial role in the evolution of plants. This ground breaking work provides fundamental knowledge of how plants colonized the land before roots evolved and the co-evolution of one of the most ancient relationships, between fungi and early plants that played a founding role in...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.