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Envera announced today that it acquired Bio-Blast, the first biological termaticide approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, from Agro Power Development, Inc. Coatesville, PA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 02, 2011 Envera announced today that it acquired Bio-Blast, the first biological termaticide approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Four new Brazilian species in the genus Ophiocordyceps have been published in the online journal PLoS ONE.
Researchers have come closer to understanding how a common fungus "makes its living in the soil," which could lead to its possible "career change" as a therapeutic agent for plant and human health.
Leafcutter ants, signature denizens of New World tropical forests, are unique in their ability to harvest fresh leaves to cultivate a nutrient-rich fungus as food.
VISTA, Calif., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EcoBlu Products, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: ECOB) announced today that the company's Patent Pending WoodSurfaceFilm(TM) treatment demonstrated the ability to inhibit the growth of mold and the production of mycotoxins on lumber products.
Since the days of Darwin, the "tree of life" has been the preeminent metaphor for the process of evolution, reflecting the gradual branching and changing of individual species.
LONDON, NEW YORK and HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Celtic Pharmaceutical Holdings L.P.
The success of a fungal pathogen in becoming a persistent and opportunistic source of infection in human beings may be due to a mating strategy that can best be described as "don't be too choosy."
A species of amoeba -- Dictyostelium discoideum -- has shown primitive farming behavior as it travels along, according to a new study.
Landscape trees, valued for their aesthetic nature and their environmental benefits, are becomingly increasingly valuable in urban environments.
Leafcutter ants are found in warmer regions of Central and South America. These remarkable social insects have evolved an advanced agricultural system. They feed on a specialized fungus that grows only in the underground chambers of the ants' nest. The ants actively cultivate their fungus, feeding it with freshly-cut vegetation and maintaining it free from pests and weeds. This is done by a symbiotic relationship with a colony of bacteria that grows on the ants that protect the fungus. The...