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2012-04-18 09:14:38

An increasing number of crops commercially grown today are genetically modified (GM) to resist insect pests and/or tolerate herbicides.

2012-04-11 22:32:18

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.

Bat-killing Fungus Traveled From Europe
2012-04-11 12:44:31

A new report released Monday says a European fungus is responsible for the deaths of millions of bats in the United States and Canada.

2012-04-09 13:25:33

A new study by Rice University scientists reveals that plants can use the sense of touch to fight off fungal infections and insects.

2012-03-17 00:00:51

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.

2012-03-09 00:04:50

Most plants live in symbiosis with soil fungi and are supplied with water and nutrients as a result.

2012-02-14 00:05:41

Usually, mould fungi are nothing to cheer about – but now they can be used as "chemical factories".

Fungi-filled Forests Critical For Endangered Orchids
2012-01-25 04:15:43

When it comes to conserving the world's orchids, not all forests are equal. In a paper to be published Jan. 25 in the journal Molecular Ecology, Smithsonian ecologists revealed that an orchid's fate hinges on two factors: a forest's age and its fungi.


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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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