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Scientist uses fungus to destroy bark beetles

As Arizona and other western states face ongoing drought conditions, the region's pine forests are becoming more vulnerable to bark beetles, which attack and kill stressed trees, increasing wildfire danger. ...

dateFeb 17, 2015 in Ecology
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How a white rot tackles freshly-cut food

Researchers sequenced and analyzed the white rot fungus Phlebiopsis gigantea, which can break down fresh-cut conifer sapwood. They also sequenced and analyzed the set of P. gigantea's secreted proteins (secretome) ...

dateDec 23, 2014 in Biotechnology
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