Latest Fungus Stories
This isn’t the scene out of some twisted horror movie – it’s the conclusion of a team of American researchers who recently created a topographic map of fungi typically found on living human skin.
Climate change could cause parasites such as tapeworms to become more infectious or malignant, researchers claim in a new study gauging the impact of temperature swings.
The opportunistic fungal pathogen Candida albicans inconspicuously lives in our bodies until it senses that we are weak, when it quickly adapts to go on the offensive.
Most of the world's species are still unknown to science although many researchers grappled to address the question of how many species there are on Earth over the recent decades.
Harvard researchers are unlocking the evolutionary secrets of one of the world's most recognizable groups of mushrooms, and to do it, they're using one of the most comprehensive fungal "family trees" ever created.
The word rainforest usually conjures up visions of brightly colored birds and hyperactive monkeys swooping through a thick green canopy of leaves, vines and flowers.
New biogeochemical understanding of manganese oxidation lends insight to environmental remediation
Scientists are reporting new evidence that a white rot fungus shows promise in the search for a way to use waste corn stalks, cobs and leaves – rather than corn itself – to produce ethanol to extend supplies of gasoline.
A fungal species native to Iran which attacks grasses is the result of natural hybridisation that occurred just a few hundred years ago
A new study suggests that the evolution of a fungus known as white rot may have ended a 60-million-year-long period responsible for coal deposition.
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...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.