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2010-05-26 13:04:59

In a paper in the journal Genetics, a research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute reports that yeast produce a hormone previously known to be made by plants, and that the hormone can trigger fungal cells to become more infectious.

2010-05-20 10:35:58

New research shows that nearly 1 in 5 cases of infection with the potentially deadly fungus Cryptococcus neoformans are caused by not one but multiple strains of the pathogen.

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2010-05-11 08:10:00

Scientists have unraveled the dynamics of a deadly disease that is wiping out amphibian populations across the globe.

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2010-05-05 12:25:04

Of all the things that might control the onset of disease epidemics in Michigan lakes, the shape of the lakes' bottoms might seem unlikely.

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2010-04-30 06:18:52

Contrary to popular belief, aphids are not just sap-sucking, plant-destroying enemies of agriculture -- in fact, these pests are genetic pioneers that evolved two unique traits.

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2010-04-23 06:15:00

Researchers reported Thursday that a possibly deadly fungus is spreading among people and animals throughout the northwestern United States and parts of western Canada.

2010-04-20 00:02:00

SINGAPORE, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the next five years, technological advancements in therapeutics are expected to amplify the number of patients diagnosed with systemic fungal infection (SFI) in Thailand.

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2010-04-15 07:13:22

A tumor-causing maize fungus with the unsavory-sounding name "corn smut" wields different weapons from its genetic arsenal depending on which part of the plant it infects.

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2010-04-06 07:05:00

Highly dangerous Cryptococcus fungi love sugar and will consume it anywhere because it helps them reproduce.

2010-03-17 16:30:06

Fungi have significant potential for "horizontal" gene transfer, a new study has shown, similar to the mechanisms that allow bacteria to evolve so quickly, become resistant to antibiotics and cause other serious problems.


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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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inwit
  • Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.
The word 'inwit' comes from Middle English inwit ("mind, reason, intellect, understanding; soul, spirit; feeling; the collection of inner faculties; one of five inner faculties; one of the outer bodily senses.; inward awareness of right or wrong, conscience"), from Old English *inwitt, inġewitnes ("consciousness, conscience, knowledge, knowing"), equivalent to in- +‎ wit. (Wiktionary)
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