News tagged with fungal spores

Floating spores kill malaria mosquito larvae

There are over 200 million cases of malaria each year and, according to the World Health Organisation, in 2009 malaria was responsible for 781,000 deaths worldwide. Malaria is spread by mosquitoes which breed in open water ...

Feb 21, 2011
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Uncovering the mystery of a major threat to wheat

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have solved a longstanding mystery as to why a pathogen that threatens the world's wheat supply can be so adaptable, diverse and virulent. It is because the fungus that causes ...

Jun 01, 2010
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How clean is your knife?

A new fast-acting disinfectant that is effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi and prions could help to reduce the spread of deadly infections in hospitals, according to research published in the February issue of Journal of ...

Jan 20, 2010
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