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Dr. Dirt: A fungus among us? Not to worry, lichens are harmless

Indianapolis Star - ‎9 hours ago‎
Dear Dr. Dirt: We have a “fungus” on our hard red maple. It appears to be very healthy. Will this cause problems? - Karen, Indianapolis.

A Fungus Is Killing Wheat in Bangladesh and It's Threatening to Spread

Munchies_ Food by VICE - ‎9 hours ago‎
In February, wheat farmers in Bangladesh noticed something unusual about their crops. Yellow and black spots appeared on the leaves and sheaves of wheat.

Monsanto's Roundup toxic to soil fungus at ultra-low doses

The Ecologist - ‎22 hours ago‎
A new study shows that the market-leading Roundup herbicide kills soil microbiota at concentrations 50 times lower than used in agriculture, writes Claire Robinson.

HMBHS grad talks fungus, outer space

Half Moon Bay Review - ‎May 4, 2016‎
The University of Southern California student worked with her team to get samples of a fungus known as Aspergillus nidulans up in space to see how it would grow in that unique environment.

First evidence of fungus deadly to bats found in R.I.

The Providence Journal - ‎9 hours ago‎
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - White-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has decimated bat populations throughout the eastern United States and Canada, has been discovered for the first time in Rhode Island.
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White Nose Syndrome threatens BC's bat populations, biologist says - ‎4 hours ago‎
A biologist is worried B.C. bats could be at risk of extinction because the deadly fungus White Nose Syndrome has been detected in Washington State.

Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles by the fungus Arthroderma fulvum and its antifungal activity against genera of ...

Dove Medical Press - ‎May 4, 2016‎
Abstract: The objective of this study was to find one or more fungal strains that could be utilized to biosynthesize antifungal silver nanoparticles (AgNPs).

Devastating wheat fungus appears in Asia for first time - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Fields are ablaze in Bangladesh, as farmers struggle to contain Asia's first outbreak of a fungal disease that periodically devastates crops in South America.

The berries and the bees: See how insects could make a big breakthrough in strawberry science

The Globe and Mail - ‎May 2, 2016‎
As they forage for nectar, the bumblebees are helping to fight botrytis, a fungus that afflicts strawberries both in the field and in the kitchen, reducing crop yields and contributing to food waste.

District tests for fungus deadly to amphibians

Chicago Daily Herald - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Frogs and salamanders can carry and spread the fungus to other amphibians without showing signs of the disease themselves. Since 2014 researchers have been testing amphibians for chytridiomycosis in DuPage, Cook, Lake, McHenry, Will, DeKalb and ...

TGen scientists trace likely origins, dispersal of fungus that causes Valley Fever - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Using the latest in genomic analysis technologies, scientists at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have tracked the likely origins and dispersal of the fungus that causes Valley Fever, according to a study published today in the ...

COLUMN: Get out in the forest and check out funky fungi in autumn

Marlborough Express - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Most fungi produce an extensive system of thread-like structures underground or in rotting wood that you never see. The fungi that we do see are the fruiting bodies that reproduce using spores (the fungi equivalent of seeds or eggs). This fruiting body ...

Lethal salamander fungus could be stopped, says biologist - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Researchers believe a salamander fungus that may be as deadly as white nose syndrome is to bats can be stopped from entering Canada, but they need the public's help.

Queensland artist finds more than 30 species of fungi at Ipswich

Brisbane Times - ‎May 5, 2016‎
A Queensland artist became so inspired by fungi she dedicated 52 weeks of her life to foraging for the elusive organisms at an Ipswich reserve.

Roundup: Fungus, Hydropower, and Microbes

GlacierHub - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
“Periglacial areas are one of the least studied habitats on Earth, especially in terms of their fungal communities. In this work, both molecular and culture-dependent methods have been used to analyse the microfungi in soils sampled on the front of the ...

'Truffle Lab' Featuring Host of Fungus-Focused Events Opens on UWS

DNAinfo - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
UPPER WEST SIDE - An Italian company is launching a "truffle lab" on West End Avenue that will feature demonstrations, classes and private events focused on the prized fungus. Truffle Lab NYC, from by Urbani Truffles, opens Friday at 10 West End Ave ...
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Banana supply in Singapore 'stable' despite fungus fears

The Straits Times - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
Supplies of bananas in Singapore are stable even amid growing fears over a disease that is affecting the global crop. The outbreak is caused by the Tropical Race 4 strain of the Panama disease, a soil fungus that has already spread across Asia ...

A Fungus Employs Molecular Camouflage to Infect Plants – Art of War in Botany

ScienceNewsHub - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Many fungal pathogens have the ability to raise the pH of the plant, although so far neither alkalization mechanism nor their importance in infection is known.

Fungus causes Florida's oranges to fall early

FreshPlaza - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The rainy, foggy days, brought on by El Nino weather patterns, have caused the spread of a fungal disease which is causing Florida's oranges to drop from the trees prematurely.

Sharpe's Point: Fungi following our excess wet weather

The Livingston Parish News - ‎12 hours ago‎
Brown patch is a fungal disease that affects the leaves of lawn grasses. You will see it as circular or oblong patterns of grass dying in the lawn and can encompass a large area.