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Some mushrooms glow, and here's why

Did you know that there are mushrooms that actually glow? Aristotle was aware of this intriguing fact more than 2,000 years ago. He also was the first person to ask a simple question in print: Why? Now, researchers ...

dateMar 19, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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A poisonous cure

Take two poisonous mushrooms, and call me in the morning. While no doctor would ever write this prescription, toxic fungi may hold the secrets to tackling deadly diseases.

dateDec 04, 2014 in Biochemistry
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Growing mushrooms in diapers

Mexico is the third largest consumer of disposable diapers globally, which led a Mexican scientist to design a technology capable of degrading the product materials by the mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus.

dateSep 03, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Mushrooms and earthworms work as 'silviculture'

A model, developed by a research group of the School of Forestry at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), has shown how some types of mushrooms (such as truffles, boletus or chanterelles) associated with ...

dateJan 13, 2014 in Ecology
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Preserving the precious Tigers Milk mushroom

A technique to preserve cells from the rare and popular Tigers Milk Mushroom for later use is published in the latest issue of The Journal of Tropical Agriculture Science. The mushroom, Lignosus rhinoceros, is wid ...

dateDec 09, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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