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July 28, 2016

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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 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

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

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

Cuing Environmental Responses in Fungi

May 26, 2016 — Sensory perception lies at the heart of adaptation to changing conditions, and helps fungi to improve growth and recycle organic waste, and to know when and how to infect a plant or animal host. New ... read more

Study of Fungi-Insect Relationships May Lead to New Evolutionary Discoveries

May 24, 2016 — Zombie ants are only one of the fungi-insect relationships studied by a team of biologists in a newly compiled database of insect fungi ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Climate change creates more shrub vegetation in barren, Arctic ecosystems. A new study shows that organisms, such as bacteria and fungi, are triggered to break down particularly nutritious dead parts ... read more

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

When Fungus Foes Become Friends

May 12, 2016 — A few modifications in the genome turn a fungal plant pathogen into a potentially beneficial ... read more

May 10, 2016 — The more than 90,000 known species of fungi may owe their abilities to spread and even cause disease to an ancient virus that hijacked their cell division machinery, researchers report. Over a ... read more

Deadly Fungus Threatens African Frogs

May 6, 2016 — Misty mountains, glistening forests and blue-green lakes make Cameroon, the wettest part of Africa, a tropical wonderland for amphibians. Africa has been mostly spared from the deadly and rampant ... read more

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