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2011-03-05 11:05:00

Dinosaurs squashed them with impunity. Thousands of species that lacked culinary appreciation have turned up their noses at them. And a study based on advanced DNA analysis has shown that this shameful indifference went on for 129 million years.Finally, however, one animal species came along that would learn to appreciate this particular fungus with almost a global reverence "“ homo sapiens. Thus was born the human affection for the morel "“ for millions of people around the...

2005-10-10 14:59:09

In this study the possibilities of the North American oak (Quercus rubra L.) as an afforestation alternative in the Basque Country Autonomous Community were investigated. The aim was to expand the range of possibilities in forestry production, avoiding monospecific plantations but, at the same time, meeting the needs of the current economy on the basis of sustainable development. The study centred on 6 plantations of various ages in Bizkaia, firstly studying the wealth of epigeous fungi...

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2005-04-14 00:30:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaska has a history of booms -- fur, gold, oil. This summer could see another -- a 'shroom boom. Morel mushrooms, treasured for French cooking, often thrive on land in the year following a forest fire, and Alaska set records in scorched earth last year. More than 6.5 million acres burned, mostly in Alaska's Interior, the vast middle swath between the Brooks Range to the north and the Alaska Range in the south. With the right moisture and temperatures, Alaska...


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