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zombie ant fungus
2014-08-27 03:30:44

A parasitic fungus that reproduces by manipulating the behavior of ants emits a cocktail of behavior-controlling chemicals when encountering the brain of its natural target host, but not when infecting other ant species, a new study shows.

New Invasive Plant Parasitic Nematode In Europe
2013-12-30 08:56:12

Following its recent synonymization with Meloidogyne ulmi, a species known to parasitize elm trees in Europe, it has become clear that M. mali has been in the Netherlands for more than fifty years.

2013-09-03 23:00:23

ArborSystems introduces ready-to-use systemic antibiotic direct-inject chemical line for ornamental trees, large woody shrubs and palms.

Rice Blast Research A Step Closer To Controlling Devastating Crop Diseases
2013-06-18 11:57:00

Like a stealthy enemy, blast disease invades rice crops around the world, killing plants and cutting production of one of the most important global food sources.

Crop Killing Fungi
2012-10-19 05:11:14

A survey conducted among researchers resulted in a list of the most important phytopathogenic fungi, with each researcher choosing three that he or she thought most significant. The fungi that received the most votes formed the list.

2012-03-29 22:43:56

Scientists at the University of Guelph have found a way to successfully clone American elm trees that have survived repeated epidemics of their biggest killer — Dutch elm disease.

2011-10-17 17:21:36

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have characterized the molecular mechanism behind some plants' ability to resist rice blast, a fungal disease that affects cereal grain crops such as rice, wheat, rye and barley and can cause yield losses of up to 30 percent.


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