Latest Fungus Stories
Two-timing is nothing out of the ordinary for them: for about 100 million years, grass smut fungi have been breeding in a three-gender system.
Fungi may be unexpected allies in our efforts to keep hazardous lead under control.
In a major effort to speed up the process of officially recognizing new plant species, botanists will no longer be required to provide Latin descriptions of new species, and publication in online academic journals and books will be considered as valid as print publication.
A study examining the prevalence of the fungus Fusarium in bathroom sink drains suggests that plumbing systems may be a common source of human infections.
From improving food security to their use as biotechnology power horses, Trichoderma fungi are increasingly being exploited by industry.
Researchers at the University of Missouri have found a key process in a plant's immune system response that may help future crops fight off dangerous diseases.
Bacteria and fungi are remarkably mobile.
Not only mineral oil and petroleum gas, also phosphorous is a scarce resource.
While some researchers look for new species in such exotic places as the deep sea, tropical regions, or extreme environments, a team headed by Tufts researchers turned their attention towards nests of an invasive paper wasp.
According to new research, a killer frog fungus that is spreading around the world is being distributed through amphibian trade by zoos and collectors.
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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