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May 31, 2016

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May 12, 2016 — Soybean roots are under attack from two culprits, a parasitic round worm called the soybean cyst nematode, feeds on the roots, and a fungal disease called sudden death syndrome, which inhibits root ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Septin proteins in human and fungal cells can sense micron-scaled curves in the cell membrane, scientists ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Millions of native orchids are flourishing on the site of a former iron mine in New York's Adirondacks, suggesting that former industrial sites – typically regarded as blighted landscapes — ... read more

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

Apr. 14, 2016 — Inorganic phosphate is an essential building block of cell membranes, DNA and proteins. All cells therefore need to maintain a sufficient concentration of phosphate in their cytoplasm. But how does a ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Plants react intelligently to their environment: if they can choose between more cooperative and less cooperative fungal partners, they supply the latter with fewer nutrients and thus force them to ... read more

Great Willow Herb as an Antitode in Therapies Against Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria

Apr. 14, 2016 — A common herb could help reduce antibiotic doses and result in less severe side effects in treatments against multi-drug resistant microorganisms, report ... read more

Apr. 8, 2016 — Plants share their carbohydrates with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi that colonize their roots and, in exchange, these fungi provide their hosts with nitrogen and phosphorous. By exploiting this ... read more

Apr. 8, 2016 — A new resin inhibits growth, reproduction and transfer of yeast and fungi, and used as cement it can adhere to metal surfaces, glass or ... 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

Commercial Bumble Bee Industry Amplified a Fungal Pathogen of Bees, Study Suggest

Apr. 4, 2016 — Scientists hoping to explain widespread declines in wild bumble bee populations have conducted the first long-term genetic study of Nosema bombi, a key fungal pathogen of honey bees and bumble bees. ... 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

New Plant: Microorganism Symbiosis Discovered

Mar. 31, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a symbiotic association between an endophytic fungus and the plant Arabidopsis thaliana, which could lead to a more sustainable ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — A new article explains the biology of white grubs, also known as masked chafers, and discusses options for managing ... 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

Mar. 22, 2016 — A fungal disease that poses a serious threat to cacao plants -- the source of chocolate -- reproduces clonally, researchers find. The fungus causes frosty pod rot, a disease that has decimated cacao ... 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

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