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Wild flax plants fight infection even in poor soil.
Doctor in biology from the UPNA, Ms GÃºmer PÃ©rez Garrido studied and described for the first time how the telomeres and adjacent sequences of the oyster fungus (Pleurotus ostreatus) are organized. Her PhD thesis,
LONDON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The biopesticides market in Western Europe and North America is growing strongly.
Infectious organisms that become resistant to antibiotics are a serious threat to human society.
Female plants were more likely to be colonized by the mycorrhizal fungi than male plants.
Researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech and Montana State University have discovered a fungal protein that plays a key role in causing disease in plants and animals and which also shields the pathogen from oxidative stress.
A research team from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) has analyzed the presence of heavy metals in 12 species of mushroom collected from non-contaminated natural areas, and has found that the levels vary depending on the type of mushroom.
Two genetic mutations that may put individuals at increased risk of fungal infections have been identified by scientists from UCL and Radboud University, increasing understanding about the genetic basis of these infections and potentially aiding the development of new treatments.
The skin of that pumpkin you carve into a Jack-o'-Lantern to scare away ghosts and goblins on Halloween contains a substance that could put a scare into microbes that cause millions of cases of yeast infections in adults and infants each year.
A toxin produced by mold on nuts and grains can cause liver cancer if consumed in large quantities.
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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