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February 10, 2016

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February 10, 2016

Finding the Needle in a Microbial Haystack

Jan. 19, 2016 — After developing a novel investigational technology called PathoChip that can rapidly identify elusive microorganisms, a team of researchers recently succeeded for the first time in identifying a ... read more

Dec. 18, 2015 — The nutritional niche of one of the most aggressive forest pathogenic fungi, the agent responsible for Dutch elm disease (DED), has been studied by comparing them with other species of endophytic ... read more

Questioned: Scientific 'Discoveries' of Human-Associated Fungi in Seafloor Sediments

Dec. 17, 2015 — An undergraduate student has investigated six research papers claiming discoveries of human-associated fungi living in seafloor sediments and concluded that they were likely the result of ... read more

Fungi May Help Drought-Stressed Wheat

Dec. 17, 2015 — Certain drought-stressed wheat cultivars perform better when their roots are in symbiosis with beneficial fungi, research demonstrates. Experts predict that drought stress in crops will become ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — Human-made changes to the environment are linked to changes in the microbiome on cricket frogs' skin and antimicrobial peptide secretions through the skin, possibly weakening the animals' ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — Plants are able to predict when infections are more likely to occur and regulate their immune response accordingly, new research has found. Researchers discovered that a plants' molecular clock ... read more

Dec. 10, 2015 — Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) is an emerging fungal pathogen that has caused recent die-offs of salamanders in Europe. Laboratory experiments have shown that it can kill some North ... read more

Dec. 9, 2015 — Every city has abandoned industrial sites. Encouraging life to return to these barren areas is a challenge. It requires a healthy topsoil for plants and animals to flourish. Cities, with their ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Fungi in the mucus of patients with cystic fibrosis has been examined by researchers who have discovered how one particularly cunning fungal species has evolved to defend itself against neighboring ... read more

New Era of Boutique Chocolate

Nov. 20, 2015 — Yeasts used to ferment cocoa during chocolate production can modify the aroma of the resulting chocolate, researchers have ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — The first-ever successful elimination of a fatal chytrid fungus in a wild amphibian has been revealed by scientists, marking a major breakthrough in the fight against the disease responsible for ... read more

Scientists Find Way to Reduce Pesticide Use and Save Millions for Ornamental Industry

Nov. 17, 2015 — Results of new research may help control some dangerous species of fungi, known as phytophthora -- or water molds -- that can cause millions of dollars in damage annually to ornamental plants and ... read more

Fungus Causes Emerging Snake Disease Found in Eastern US

Nov. 17, 2015 — Researchers have identified the fungal culprit behind an often deadly skin infection in snakes in the eastern US. The research shows that Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola is the definitive cause of snake ... read more

Parasitic Fungi and the Battle Against Coffee Rust Disease

Nov. 13, 2015 — Coffee rust has ravaged Latin American plantations for several years, leading to reductions in annual coffee production of up to 30 percent in some countries and threatening the livelihoods of ... read more

Eliminating Fungi That Attack Produce With Oregano and Eucalyptus Oil

Nov. 10, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated the anti-fungal in vitro activity of the essential oil of oregano and eucalyptus in a vapor phase, which have already proven effective in controlling fungi which cause ... read more

Scratching the Surface of Skin Disease

Nov. 6, 2015 — Full genomic sequencing of all 14 species of the Malassezia genus opens up possibility of new treatments for microbially-mediated skin ... read more

Rotting Oaks Lead to Hazardous Voids in Indiana's Mount Baldy Sand Dune

Nov. 3, 2015 — Mount Baldy, a sand dune in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, may appear to be no more than an innocent pile of sand grains speckled with vegetation, but the rolling slopes hide narrow, deep holes, ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Bats in northeast China are infected with the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome, a deadly disease that has decimated bat populations in North America since it first appeared in upstate New York ... read more

Oct. 27, 2015 — The enzyme needed for synthesis of tenuazonic acid, a well-known toxin that is produced by multiple types of fungus and affects fruits, vegetables, rice, and other crops, has been discovered by ... read more

Oct. 27, 2015 — Baker's yeast cells living together in communities help feed each other, but leave incomers from the same species to die from starvation, according to new research. The new research findings ... read more

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