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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Dec. 20, 2016 — Leftover DNA from dead organisms -- known as "relic DNA" -- has historically thrown a wrench into estimates, causing scientists to overestimate microbial diversity by as much as 55 ... read more

Important Element of Immune Defense Against Fungal Infections Discovered

Dec. 19, 2016 — Fungal infections are a serious health risk. They can be harmful especially to patients whose immune system is compromised through illness or chemotherapy. Scientists have discovered an important ... read more

Dec. 14, 2016 — Soil bacteria use the extensively branched, thread-like structures of fungi to move around and access new food sources. In a new study, researchers have been able to demonstrate that these so-called ... read more

Dec. 1, 2016 — The bacteria <em>Streptomyces</em> -- which is commonly used in human antibiotics and found in the natural environments of wild plants as well as crops -- could be used as an ... read more

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Nov. 18, 2016 — Researchers have found that rice plants can withstand attacks from arsenic in water and soil and a fungal disease called rice blast. They have discovered that a combination of beneficial soil ... read more

Nov. 18, 2016 — Technological advances are making the analysis of single bacterial infected human cells feasible. Now researchers have used this technology to provide new insight into the Salmonella infection ... read more

Nov. 15, 2016 — Tomato plants are more resistant against nematodes when colonized by a fungus, new research ... read more

Nov. 3, 2016 — Plants usually produce their own nutrients by using sun energy, but not all of them! A new 'cheater' species of orchid from Japan, lives off nutrients obtained via a special kind of ... read more

Nov. 3, 2016 — Microbial pathogens can be diagnosed unambiguously and within just 24 hours by means of high-throughput sequencing of their genetic makeup and special bioinformatics evaluation algorithms. ... read more

Nov. 2, 2016 — Some plant species have abandoned photosynthesis, instead feeding off the roots of host fungi such as mushrooms and mould. These plants are called mycoheterotrophs. A Japanese photographer has ... read more

Nov. 1, 2016 — While fungi are well known for being essential in cycling carbon and nutrients, there are only about 100,000 described species in contrast to the 1.5 to 3 millions, assumed to exist on Earth. Of ... read more

Oct. 31, 2016 — A downright spooky fungus has southern golfers teed off. But now the culprit has been identified, and a treatment has been ... read more

Oct. 27, 2016 — The fungus Piriformospora indica colonizes the roots of different plants. This can be orchids, tobacco, barley or even moss. It penetrates into the roots, but does not damage the plants. On the ... read more

New Warning Over Spread of Ash Dieback

Oct. 27, 2016 — The ash dieback fungus could spread more quickly and affect more trees than previously expected, according to research. Scientists have discovered that asexual spores of the ash dieback fungus ... read more

What Happens to a Pathogenic Fungus Grown in Space?

Oct. 26, 2016 — A new study provides evidence that Aspergillus fumigatus, a significant opportunistic fungal threat to human health, grows and behaves similarly on the International Space Station compared with ... read more

Climate Change Driving Toad Disease from Fungus in Pyrenees

Oct. 23, 2016 — The effect of global warming on fungal disease in frogs and toads has been quantified by researchers for the first time, a new report ... read more

All Yeasts Are Not Created Equal

Oct. 19, 2016 — The type of yeast in bread is less similar to the type that causes fungal infections than previously thought, new research ... read more

Oct. 19, 2016 — Many fungi damage or even kill plants. But there are also plant-friendly fungi: Most land plants live in close community with arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi (AM fungi) that stimulate their growth. ... read more

Oct. 14, 2016 — Researchers reveal how mould from humidity caused by rotting fruits and vegetables unfolds a surprising strategy to infect ... read more

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