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2010-12-28 09:35:00

A specific kind of ancient rock art found in Western Australia has managed to maintain its vivid colorization and high contrast over more than 45,000 years because it is comprised of living organisms, researchers from the University of Queensland have discovered. The Bradshaw rock art, which was named after the 19th century naturalist who first discovered them, has been exposed to sunlight and rain for up to 70,000 years and has never been repainted. Now researchers Jack Pettigrew, Chloe...

2010-12-22 08:00:00

VISTA, Calif., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- EcoBlu Products, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: ECOB) announced today that the company has made a conscience decision to change the color of the WoodSurfaceFilm(TM) treatment to a red hue colorant. The development of the company's proprietary treatment incorporating the AF21 Fire Inhibitor as a standard component is now providing low cost ultimate wood protection. Red as an extreme color represents extreme protection offered by the company's wood...

2010-12-21 14:57:00

In the news release, RealTime Laboratories Tests Pets for Aflatoxin Exposure, issued Dec. 21, 2010 by RealTime Laboratories, LLC over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that in the fourth paragraph, the email address should read "info@realtimelab.com" rather than "info@realtimelabs.com" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: RealTime Laboratories Tests Pets for Aflatoxin Exposure CARROLLTON, Texas, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- RealTime...

2010-12-21 11:00:00

CARROLLTON, Texas, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- RealTime Laboratories, LLC, (RTL), announced the availability of a test to determine whether family pets have been contaminated with aflatoxins. Recently, a large chain super market announced a recall of select packages of pet food sold in some of its retail stores because the products "may contain aflatoxin, which poses a health risk to pets." (Kroger Co, recall, December 18, 2010, Cincinnati, Ohio). In 2006, a similar contamination led...

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2010-12-20 07:40:00

One of the many new discoveries from Kew in the International Year of Biodiversity As the UN's International Year of Biodiversity draws to a close, scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew are celebrating the diversity of the planet's plant and fungal life by highlighting some of the weird, wonderful and stunning discoveries they've made this year from the rainforests of Cameroon to the UK's North Pennines. But it's not just about the new "“ in some cases species long thought to be...

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...

2010-11-15 13:51:27

Pathogenic fungi have been found to protect themselves against unwanted genetic mutations during sexual reproduction, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center. A gene-silencing pathway protects the fungal genome from mutations imposed by a partner during mating. This pathway was discovered in Cryptococcus neoformans, a fungus that commonly infects humans, causing over one million cases of lung and brain infection each year, and more than 600,000 deaths. A related species,...

2010-11-12 12:50:04

Powdery mildew is a fungus that infects both crop and ornamental plants. Each year, powdery mildew and other plant pathogens cause immense crop loss. Despite decades of intense research, little is known of the plant molecules that allow fungal hyphae to invade the host's epidermal cells. A European research group lead by Ueli Grossniklaus, a plant geneticist at the University of Zurich, now published a study in Science shedding a new light on mildew susceptibility in plants and its surprising...

2010-11-10 16:25:45

An international team of scientists calls for protecting complementary food for infants in developing countries "“ especially those where corn is a staple food "“ against fumonisin, a toxin produced by fungi. Until now, physicians thought the growth retardation of children in those regions was to be blamed on the poor nutritional value of the complementary maize porridge they receive when breast milk is no longer sufficient. But toxins indeed are involved, the scientists report in...

2010-11-03 13:47:36

A new breakthrough by scientists at the University of Sheffield has shed light on how the Earth's first plants began to colonise the land over 470 million years ago by forming a partnership with soil fungi. The research, which was published today (2 November 2010) in Nature Communications, has provided essential missing evidence showing that an ancient plant group worked together with soil-dwelling fungi to 'green' the Earth in the early Palaeozoic era, nearly half a billion years ago. The...


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2005-09-07 18:11:11

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...

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