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Researchers expose 'hidden layers' in fungi

If we are to tame fungi and optimize their extremely important role in our ecosystem, we must gain a more complete view of their functional abilities. Researchers from TU Delft and Utrecht University have exposed a previously ...

dateSep 23, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Predicting plant-soil feedbacks from plant traits

In nature, plants cannot grow without soil biota like fungi and bacteria. Successful plants are able to harness positive, growth-promoting soil organisms, while avoiding the negative effects of others. Which plant traits ...

dateAug 26, 2016 in Ecology
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Seagrass restoration threatened by fungi

Dutch biologists have discovered that seagrass seed is killed by waterborne fungi that are related to the well-known potato blight. These fungi, which have not previously been found in seawater, hinder seed germination and ...

dateAug 24, 2016 in Ecology
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