Get touchy feely with plants
Forget talking to plants to help them grow, gently rubbing them with your fingers can make them less susceptible to disease, a paper in the open access journal BMC Plant Biology reveals.
Research treats the fungus among us with nontoxic medicinal compound
A Kansas State University microbiologist has found a breakthrough herbal medicine treatment for a common human fungal pathogen that lives in almost 80 percent of people.
Risk to consumers from fungal toxins in shellfish should be monitored
To protect consumers, screening shellfish for fungal toxins is important, say scientists.
Disease-causing genes spread easily in emerging lethal fungus infection
A rare, emerging fungal disease that is spreading throughout Canada and Northwestern USA can easily pass its deadly genes to related fungal strains within the species but less readily to more distant relatives, ...
Stick insect found to harbor antibacterial microbes in its gut
Salamanders under threat from deadly skin-eating fungus
A new species of fungus that eats amphibians' skin has ravaged the fire salamander population in the Netherlands, bringing it close to regional extinction.
Fungi collection key in identifying diseases
A collection of fungi maintained by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) played a crucial role in helping scientists identify the specific fungus causing an anthracnose disease discovered in a southern ...
Scientists identify key fungal species that help explain mysteries of white nose syndrome
U.S. Forest Service researchers have identified what may be a key to unraveling some of the mysteries of White Nose Syndrome: the closest known non-disease causing relatives of the fungus that causes WNS. ...
Researchers reveal which London Underground lines are mouldiest
People travelling on the London Underground Jubilee Line inhale more fungal spores than those on the Central and Bakerloo Lines, according to new research from our scientists here at the University.
New insights in the evolution of disease virulence from frog killing fungus
The chytrid fungus is responsible for the major decline in frog populations most notably in Australia and Central America.
This fungus cell only looks like the 405 freeway (w/ Video)
No, those are not cars darting along a busy highway. The glowing specks you're seeing in the video are millions of nuclei flowing through the tube-like filaments, or hyphae, of a single fungus cell.
Sexual reproduction only second choice for powdery mildew
Powdery mildew is one of the most dreaded plant diseases: The parasitic fungus afflicts crops such as wheat and barley and is responsible for large harvest shortfalls every year. Beat Keller and Thomas Wicker, ...
Fungus covers fragments of its own cell wall to avoid plant defences
Many fungi can make themselves invisible to the immune system of plants. Scientists from Wageningen University have discovered that the tomato fungus Cladosporium manages this by enclosing chunks of chitin ...
Beautiful but hiding unpleasant surprise: 3 new species of fetid fungi from New Zealand
With the help of phylogenetic analysis, scientists describe three new fungus species from New Zealand. The new species belong to the widespread genus Gymnopus, part of the Omphalotaceae family, the most f ...