Latest Fungus Stories
A team of researchers summarized all the available information on the insect species associated with the Tibetan medicinal fungus Ophiocordyceps sinensis through an extensive literature survey and analyzed their relationships with the fungus.
Fungi that cause severe infections in those with compromised immune systems are resisting the action of the latest group of antifungal drugs.
In a first-ever comprehensive study of the species origins of nature-derived drugs, it is shown that drug-producing species are concentrated and clustered in a limited number of families, refuting the conventional view that as every nature species produces biologically active molecules, one can find drugs from almost any major block of species groups if one looks for them hard enough.
Genetic detective work by an international group of researchers may have solved a decades-long mystery of the source of a devastating tree-killing fungus that has hit six of the world’s seven continents.
Researchers have discovered a breed of freshwater zooplankton that they say can help combat a fungus that has been devastating amphibian populations around the world.
The mysterious goo that was found after washing up to the shorelines in a village in Alaska is made up of fungal spores.
An international team of researchers has completed the first major survey in Asia of a deadly fungus that has wiped out more than 200 species of amphibians worldwide.
Plants and fungi form complex underground networks to trade nutrients and sugars.
Injecting mice with simple baker's yeast protects against the fatal fungal infection, aspergillosis.
Whitehead Institute researchers have uncovered a novel association between two fungal recognition receptors on the surface of certain immune cells, called macrophages.
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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