Latest Fungus Stories

2011-06-17 13:14:10

Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have found that larger fungal spores can be more lethal.

2011-06-17 07:55:00

Spongiforma squarepantsii, a new species of mushroom almost as strange as its cartoon namesake.

2011-06-09 00:00:29

Founder of The Mold Help Organization and the mold-busting chemical brand UrthPROâ„¢ are teaming up to bring you education, news, tips and tricks to protect your home and family from the effects of toxic mold. Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 Specialty chemical manufacturer UrthTech announced a new partnership between their UrthPROâ„¢ brand and The Mold Help Organization founder Susan Lillard today in an effort to build awareness for the often overlooked mold remediation...

2011-05-23 14:31:52

The next agricultural revolution may be sparked by fungi, helping to greatly increase food-production for the growing needs of the planet without the need for massive amounts of fertilizers.

2011-05-11 23:52:28

Researchers at the University of Exeter have uncovered a 'missing link' in the fungal tree of life after analysing samples taken from the university's pond.

2011-05-03 22:41:54

Fungi play significant ecological and economic roles.

2011-05-03 09:47:19

There's a crisis among the world's amphibians—about 40 percent of amphibian species have dwindled in numbers in just three decades.

2011-05-02 23:39:17

Lichen, those drab, fuzzy growths found on rocks and trees, aren't as cuddly and charismatic as kangaroos or intriguing as opossums, but they could be a fungal equivalent, at least evolutionarily.

2011-04-19 16:57:27

Botrytis bunch rot, a disease caused by the fungal pathogen Botrytis cinerea, can devastate grape vineyards.

2011-03-09 13:50:50

Smut fungi are agents of disease responsible for significant crop losses worldwide.

Latest Fungus Reference Libraries

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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