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Battling insects that cause trouble in paradise

( -- We aren't the only species that like tropical vacation spots. Japanese beetles plague parts of the Azores, and Oriental fruit flies infest some of French Polynesia. But U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ...

dateFeb 27, 2012 in Ecology
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Petroleum-eating mushrooms

Take a Petri dish containing crude petroleum and it will release a strong odor distinctive of the toxins that make up the fossil fuel. Sprinkle mushroom spores over the Petri dish and let it sit for two weeks in an incubator, ...

dateNov 30, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Fungi: Another tool in bacteria's belt?

Bacteria and fungi are remarkably mobile. Now researchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered that the two organisms enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship to aid them in that movement — and their survival.

dateNov 28, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Fleming's fungus still surprising scientists

( -- From the moment that a spore of fungus fell onto Alexander Fleming's culture plate in 1928 and killed the bacteria around it, that fungus was destined to become one of the most studied organisms on the planet. ...

dateNov 21, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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