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August 30, 2016

July 26, 2016 — Forest ecologists recently published research estimating the abundance of morel mushrooms after a wildfire in California's Sierra ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Fungal secretomes, those collections of all molecules secreted by a cell, contain enzymes that can break down plant cell wall components, useful to bioenergy researchers looking to cost-effectively ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Biologists are digging under vineyards to see if the Okanagan's grape industry is affecting soil quality. A research team delivers its findings after spending the better part of three years ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Crushed corn stalk, sawdust and coconut fiber are some of the waste from the farm industry that are useful to create biomaterials that can be use in construction and shipment industry. All this made ... read more

July 7, 2016 — Amphibians that tolerate higher temperatures are likely to fare better in a world affected by climate change, disease and habitat loss, according to two recent ... read more

How Fungi Stage a Deadly Under-Water Attack on Aedes Mosquito Larvae

July 7, 2016 — Insect pathogenic fungi can grow in liquid suspensions and on solid substrates, and their spores can attack and kill mosquitoes in aquatic or terrestrial environments. A new study demonstrates that ... read more

July 1, 2016 — Organohalogens like perchloroethene and trichloroethene are prominent groundwater pollutants due to their industrial use as dry cleaning and degreasing agents and their widespread release into the ... read more

June 30, 2016 — Plants can grow faster as atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations increase, but only if they have enough nitrogen or partner with fungi that help them get it, according to new ... read more

Fungi Can Be Used to Control Filth Fly Adults, Reduce Egg Laying

June 28, 2016 — Researchers have found that commercial formulations containing entomopathogenic fungi can not only help to control adult house flies and stable flies, but can also inhibit egg laying and larval ... read more

June 22, 2016 — An international team of researchers has discovered the oldest fossil evidence of agriculture, not by humans, but by ... read more

Plant Kingdom Provides Two New Candidates for the War on Antibiotic Resistance

June 20, 2016 — New research has discovered peptides from two crop species that have antimicrobial effects on bacteria implicated in food spoilage and food poisoning. They are similar in structure to a human peptide ... read more

June 14, 2016 — Garlic mustard, an invasive plant affecting forested areas in the Midwestern and Eastern United States, secretes a chemical called sinigrin into soil to deter the growth of other plants and decrease ... read more

Microbes in Pressed Grapes May Predict Flavor Metabolites in the Finished Wine

June 14, 2016 — The microbial mix found in grape juice during the winemaking process may help shape the terroir of a finished wine, report food scientists. Researchers have found that the microorganisms found in ... read more

June 8, 2016 — How do organisms without brains make decisions? Most of life is brainless and the vast majority of organisms on Earth lack neurons altogether. Plants, fungi and bacteria must all cope with the same ... read more

Genetic Diversity Important for Plant Survival When Nitrogen Inputs Increase

June 2, 2016 — Genetic diversity is important for plant species to persist in Northern forests that experience human nitrogen inputs, a scientists has ... read more

June 2, 2016 — A new rain frog species from southern Peru is reported by a team of herpetologists. Although the amphibian may look similar to other species at first sight, it is distinguished by its morphology, ... read more

The Potato Disease That Changed the World

June 2, 2016 — Researchers are working to find out more about blight in plants such as potatoes. The disease has caused both famine and waves of human migration. They are focusing primarily on researching the ... read more

Global Fungal Threat: Six New Species Associated With Bat Evolution

June 2, 2016 — A fungal infection associated with a high percentage of deaths among HIV and other immune-compromised patients is more diverse than previously known and likely spread around the world by bats. A ... read more

May 30, 2016 — The fate of the world’s richest biodiversity of salamanders and newts is in the hands of pet owners across North America, warns a researcher, due to the threat of salamander chytrid disease that ... read more

May 27, 2016 — The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus produces a group of previously unknown natural products. With reference to plant isoquinoline alkaloids, these substances have been named fumisoquins. Researchers ... read more

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