Sequencing reveals complex history of amphibian-killing fungus
Frog killing fungus found to infect crayfish too
To clean up the mine, let Ascomycete fungus reproduce
Harvard-led researchers have discovered that an Ascomycete fungus that is common in polluted water produces environmentally important minerals during asexual reproduction.
Swiss chemists emulate cheese rind to create self-cleaning surface material
Hidden soil fungus, now revealed, is in a class all its own
A type of fungus that's been lurking underground for millions of years, previously known to science only through its DNA, has been cultured, photographed, named and assigned a place on the tree of life.
Zombie ants have fungus on the brain
Tropical carpenter ants (Camponotus leonardi) live high up in the rainforest canopy. When infected by a parasitic fungus (Ophiocordyceps unilateralis) the behaviour of the ants is dramatically changed. They ...
New parasitic fungi found that turn ants into zombies
Genetic analysis reveals history, evolution of an ancient delicacy -- morels
Dinosaurs squashed them with impunity. Thousands of species that lacked culinary appreciation have turned up their noses at them. And a study based on advanced DNA analysis has shown that this shameful indifference ...
With fungi on their side, rice plants grow to be big
By tinkering with a type of fungus that lives in association with plant roots, researchers have found a way to increase the growth of rice by an impressive margin. The so-called mycorrhizal fungi are found ...
Ants die alone, protecting their nest mates from infection
After mastodons and mammoths, a transformed landscape
(PhysOrg.com) -- Roughly 15,000 years ago, at the end of the last ice age, North America's vast assemblage of large animals -- including such iconic creatures as mammoths, mastodons, camels, horses, ground ...
New ancient fungus finding suggests world's forests were wiped out in global catastrophe
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists beleive extinct fungus species capitalised on a world-wide disaster and thrived on early Earth.
Integrated omics uncovers roles of fungi and bacteria in lignocellulose degradation
(Phys.org) —A multi-institutional team from the Department of Energy's Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) used metagenomic and metaproteomic approaches to provide insight into the symbiotic relationship ...
Getting to the root of horseradish root problems
Approximately 55 percent of the horseradish produced in the United States is grown in the Collinsville, Ill., area, the self-proclaimed "Horseradish Capital of the World." The product is of such high quality that Europeans ...