News tagged with fungus species

Zombie ant fungi 'know' brains of their hosts

(Phys.org) —A parasitic fungus that reproduces by manipulating the behavior of ants emits a cocktail of behavior-controlling chemicals when encountering the brain of its natural target host, but not when infecting other ...

dateAug 25, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Symbiotic root fungus promotes growth in plants

Researchers at the University of Tübingen have discovered a microscopic fungus which promotes growth in certain plants. "This fungus, native to Europe, is an organic fertilizer with the potential to increase yields of crops ...

dateJun 03, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Marriage of convenience with a fungus

Thanks to a fungus, the medicinal plant ribwort plantain gains a higher concentration of the defensive compound catalpol. Biologists at Bielefeld University report this discovery in a study to be published today in the scientific ...

dateMay 22, 2014 in Biotechnology
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