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2013-09-17 23:00:24

ArborSystems introduces the Pointle Palm, a new quick-connect injection tip for their Wedgle Direct-Inject Tree Treatment System. ArborSystems provides a variety of tree injection systems and insecticides, fungicides, micronutrients and tree growth regulators designed to meet a broad range of tree care needs. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 ArborSystems introduces the Pointle Palm, a new quick-connect injection tip for their Wedgle Direct-Inject Tree Treatment System. "The tip...

Disease-causing Genes Easily Spread In Emerging Lethal Fungus Infection
2013-09-06 12:03:28

Wellcome Trust A rare, emerging fungal disease that is spreading throughout Canada and Northwestern USA can easily pass its deadly genes to related fungal strains within the species but less readily to more distant relatives, according to a study part-funded by the Wellcome Trust. The findings will help to understand the origins of infectious outbreaks and predict the likelihood of the disease spreading to other populations and geographical areas. Cryptococcus gattii is a type of...

2013-09-03 10:55:46

Candida albicans is a common fungus found living in, and on, many parts of the human body. Usually this species causes no harm to humans unless it can breach the body's immune defences, where can lead to serious illness or death. It is known as an opportunistic pathogen that can colonise and infect individuals with a compromised immune system. New research, presented today at the Society for General Microbiology's Autumn Conference, gives us a greater understanding of how mucosal surfaces in...

Salamanders Threatened By Deadly Skin-eating Fungus
2013-09-03 07:59:33

Imperial College London A new species of fungus that eats amphibians' skin has ravaged the fire salamander population in the Netherlands, bringing it close to regional extinction. Fire salamanders, recognizable by their distinctive yellow and black skin patterns, have been found dead in the country's forests since 2010. The population has fallen to around 10 individuals, less than four per cent of its original level, but what has been killing them has been a mystery until now....

2013-08-07 10:36:07

“Magic” mushrooms are well known for their hallucinogenic properties. Until now, less has been known about their evolutionary development and how they should be classified in the fungal Tree of Life. New research helps uncover the evolutionary past of a fascinating fungi that has wide recreational use and is currently under investigation for a variety of medicinal applications. In the 19th century, the discovery of hallucinogenic mushrooms prompted...

2013-07-31 23:20:26

Kombucha tea has benefits, side effects. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 GetKombucha (http://www.getkombucha.com/), the world’s most reviewed Kombucha brewing site, is now offering an extract that will help resolve the most prevalent issues with the tea. Kombucha’s new extract is free of additives and easily portable, providing both convenience and safety. Among its many health benefits, Kombucha extract has the following five benefits: The product is sugar-free, making it...

White Nose Syndrome Relatives Found
2013-07-26 12:15:02

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online First identified in 2006 in upstate New York, White Nose Syndrome (WNS) has decimated the North American bat population, killing millions of animals over the past several years. According to a new report in the journal Fungal Biology, biologists from the US Forest Service have identified several benign relatives of the fungus that is believed to cause the disease. "Identification of the closest known relatives of this fungus makes...

2013-07-16 23:24:09

How To Cure Candida created by Ryan Shea is a new candida treatment book that reveals to people natural remedies for candida, and diet plans to prevent fungal yeast infections from coming back again. A full How To Cure Candida overview on the site Vkool.com indicates if the book is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 How To Cure Candida created by Ryan Shea is a new candida treatment book that reveals to people natural remedies for candida, and diet plans to prevent fungal...

2013-06-24 23:24:16

WA Shipton pens informational new book, ‘The Biology of Fungi Impacting Human Health’ WISHART, Australia (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 “Fungi have become increasingly significant determinants of human health and may cause as heavy a burden to health as viruses, bacteria and parasites,” author WA Shipton states. With the desire to make information about the biology of fungi impacting human health more readily available, Shipton penned his new book “The Biology of Fungi Impacting Human...


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Golden Flangetail, Sinictinogomphus clavatus
2013-07-17 10:14:24

The golden flangetail (Sinictinogomphus clavatus) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in a large range that extends from Nepal to eastern Russian and Vietnam. Its range includes China, Japan, Korea, and Thailand. It prefers to reside in areas with standing water sources like lakes, ponds, and man-made reservoirs. It is the sole member of its genus, Sinictinogomphus, and is thought to have a stable population. The golden flangetail has no known threats and is not declining in number,...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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