Fungal viruses have been important in reducing the impact of fungal diseases on chestnuts in Europe.
Technology is allowing scientists to better understand fungal viruses, with the aim of managing them more effectively.
Forgot tempeh. The humble shroom has the potential to be used across industries, in ways we're only beginning to grasp.
Fungi make up a small but important part of gut microbiomes.
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Fungi are a small but important part of the gut microbiome. A new study in mice shows that how much weight mice gain on a processed food diet depends on this fungal microbiome.
The red salamander (
Pseudotriton ruber) is a species endemic to the United States.
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The Bsal fungus is not yet here in North America, or any place in the Western Hemisphere, but there is concern that the pet trade is the most likely route for introduction here.
Theseus fighting against the minotaur, a hybrid of man and bull.
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Researchers have discovered the first known example of a hybrid fungus that infects humans.
The tops of diseased, dying trees amid healthy trees in South Africa’s Harold Porter Botanical Gardens.
These plants play a crucial role in a delicate ecosystem. If Cape Beech trees or in fact other native tree species are wiped out, that whole ecosystem shifts.
Campus shutdowns mean researchers must be classified as essential personnel to tend collections, like these fungus-colonized plants.
From fungi and flies to spiders and fish, living collections need care and feeding even when their human keepers are dealing with a pandemic and its resultant social distancing.
Most fungi go unseen, but they play a vital role in ecosystems.
Dr. Winifred Frick examines a bat for white-nose syndrome.
Researchers are puzzled by a fungus that is killing millions of bats.
Three North American little brown bats with signs of white-nose syndrome, which is virtually certain to hit Australian bats without further action.
It's been a deadly summer for Australia's wildlife. But beyond the fires, we need to act now to protect bats -- which make up a quarter of Australian mammal species -- from a silent overseas killer.
Candida auris fungi, is becoming resistant to many anti fungal drugs.
When people get sick, they often suspect bacteria and viruses as the cause. But now the CDC is asking physicians and patients to consider another culprit: fungi.
New research suggests that a newborn is exposed to bacteria and fungi in the womb.
Fungi live in everyone's gut – but now a new study reveals that this colonization may begin before birth.
Microscopic image of the common environmental mould
Aspergillus fumigatus – harmless to most people but can be deadly if you have a weakened immune system.
Dr David Ellis, University of Adelaide
On your marks, get ready, go! Australian researchers compete in a global event to try to stop fungal diseases.
First recognised ten years ago, Candida auris is a fungus within the genus Candida.
Candida auris is a fungus which breeds most commonly in health-care settings. It's cause for concern because it's hard to detect, and is resistant to many anti-fungal drugs.
Candida albicans causes candidiasis, or thrush.
A deadly fungus called _Candida auris_, is among us and is now detected in more than 20 countries. It is resistant to many anti-fungal drugs. But a familiar fungus may reveal a solution.
Ant infected and killed by entomopathogenic fungus.
New research shows teaming fungi with 'friendly' viruses could create an environmentally sustaiable and efficient way to protect crops.
Some sneaky plants steal food instead of exclusively making their own.
Since plants can't pick up and move to greener pastures if conditions are tough, some have evolved interesting and sneaky strategies to make a living.
Crops, soils and fungus are a tricky mix.
An ancient relationship between plants and fungi could be used in sustainable agriculture. But there's still a lot we don't know, and new research suggests these fungi can sometimes do more harm than good.
In 1998 Lee Berger identified a skin fungus as the cause of unexplained mass frog deaths.
Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science/WildBear
Lee's research identified the cause of mysterious and devastating mass frog extinctions that spread across the world starting in the 1970s: it was a skin fungus.
New study shows parasitic Escovopsis fungus attacks the bacteria leafcutter ants use to protect themselves.