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Apr. 21, 2016 — Research scientists has demonstrated how it is possible to suppress the resistance of fungi to antifungal drugs. The experiments were conducted on the cells of baker's yeast, a common fungal ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — A team of scientists is turning to the combined knowledge of the global scientific community to address an emerging threat to Asian ... read more

Using Computer Analysis, Researcher Seeks to Heal Vegetables Affected by Harmful Fungi

Apr. 5, 2016 — Crops such as cucumber, watermelon, squash and cantaloupe are affected by the fungi Pseudoperonospora humuli and Pseudoperonospora cubensis, both which produce the downy mildew disease. In response, ... read more

Converting Palm Oil Wastes Into Bio-Protein

Apr. 6, 2016 — Palm oil wastes could provide an alternative, low cost and locally available source of bio-proteins for animal feed, according to a recent ... read more

Scientists Identify Structure of Crucial Enzyme in Cell Division

Mar. 30, 2016 — Researchers have determined the atomic structure of an enzyme that plays an essential role in cell division, the fundamental process that occurs countless times daily in many life forms on ... read more

Killer Fungus Invades Europe

Mar. 24, 2016 — An invasive pathogenic fungus (<em>Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans)</em> is a threat to European salamander and newt biodiversity. Bsal was originally discovered in the Netherlands ... read more

Ashes to Ashes: Biggest Ever Survey Says Future Is Bleak for Ash Trees

Mar. 23, 2016 — The future for ash – the tree that gave us food, fuel and the Sweet Track, one of the oldest roads in the world – looks bleak, according to a new survey of its biology and ecology. The review the ... read more

Biodiversity Brings Disease Resistance, Study Suggests

Mar. 22, 2016 — A novel study of a Tibetan alpine meadow has shown a clear link between higher biodiversity and greater infectious disease resistance. The researchers say it provides further strong evidence that ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — The innate immune system of the thale cress plant ensures a good phosphate supply, report investigators. For a long time, it was thought that the sole role of the immune system was to distinguish ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — There are many millions of undescribed fungi. As a result, public DNA sequence databases abound with fungal sequences that are unidentified even at the phylum level. Frustrated at this situation, an ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — You probably don't think much of fungi, and especially those that turn bread moldy, but researchers have evidence that might just change your mind. Their findings suggest that a red bread mold ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Botanists developed a tissue culture method to multiply woodland agrimony, a rare, threatened plant in New York state. After researchers generated more than 1000 plants from 35 originals, colleagues ... read more

Bacterial Airborne Signal Encourages Fungal Growth Critical in Lung Infections

Mar. 15, 2016 — Volatile compounds released by a bacterial pathogen stimulate the growth of a fungal pathogen found in lung infections in cystic fibrosis (CF), investigators have discovered. The findings show for ... read more

Give and Take: Researchers Analyze How Nutrient Pollution Can Negatively Impact Important Ecological Relationships

Mar. 10, 2016 — Nature has its own economy, with trading as dynamic as that of any stock exchange. To cope with nutrient deficiencies in their respective habitats, certain plants, animals and fungi have evolved ... read more

Bats in Asia Found to Have Resistance to White-Nose Syndrome Fungus

Mar. 9, 2016 — As the deadly bat disease called white-nose syndrome continues to spread across North America, scientists are studying bats in China to understand how they are able to survive infections with the ... read more

Even Plant-Supporting Soil Fungi Affected by Global Warming, Study Finds

Mar. 7, 2016 — On a cool, fog-shrouded mountain of Costa Rica, a biologist is finding that warming temperatures are becoming an increasing problem for one of the most ecologically diverse places on ... read more

Mar. 4, 2016 — For more than a decade, a rare but potentially deadly fungus called Cryptococcus deuterogatti has taken up residence in the Pacific Northwest and Vancouver Island. Researchers found that the pathogen ... read more

Mar. 2, 2016 — The earliest example of an organism living on land -- an early type of fungus -- has been identified. The organism, from 440 million years ago, likely kick-started the process of rot and soil ... read more

Researchers Develop Realistic System to Study Impact of Residential Mold on Health

Feb. 26, 2016 — Residential mold has increased in recent years, due to water damage from a rising frequency of flooding. But there is scant information on the impact of residential mold on human health. But now a ... read more

Feb. 25, 2016 — Some forest mushrooms, such as wild porcini, can accumulate dangerous levels of radioactivity from the soils they grow in. But until now it was unclear if the same was true for truffles, fungi that ... read more

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