Latest Fungus Stories
Research on the fungus that ranks as one cause of dandruff — the embarrassing nuisance that, by some accounts, afflicts half of humanity — is pointing scientists toward a much-needed new treatment for the condition's flaking and itching.
An increasing number of crops commercially grown today are genetically modified (GM) to resist insect pests and/or tolerate herbicides.
More than 600 million people could be fed each year by halting the spread of fungal diseases in the world's five most important crops.
A new report released Monday says a European fungus is responsible for the deaths of millions of bats in the United States and Canada.
A new study by Rice University scientists reveals that plants can use the sense of touch to fight off fungal infections and insects.
Scientists at the University of Toronto have found a molecular mechanism that plays a key role in the transition of Candida albicans yeast into disease-causing fungus—one of the leading causes of hospital-acquired infection.
Most plants live in symbiosis with soil fungi and are supplied with water and nutrients as a result.
Usually, mould fungi are nothing to cheer about – but now they can be used as "chemical factories".
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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