Signs of Ancient Microbial Life Abundant in Earth’s Crust: Study
Signs of Ancient Microbial Life Abundant in Earth’s Crust: Study
Researchers report chemical and molecular signatures of microbial activity from millions of years ago in mineral samples from abandoned mines in Sweden and nearby countries.
Signs of Ancient Microbial Life Abundant in Earth’s Crust: Study
Signs of Ancient Microbial Life Abundant in Earth’s Crust: Study

Researchers report chemical and molecular signatures of microbial activity from millions of years ago in mineral samples from abandoned mines in Sweden and nearby countries.

Researchers report chemical and molecular signatures of microbial activity from millions of years ago in mineral samples from abandoned mines in Sweden and nearby countries.

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Fungi Squeezed Through Microchannels Offer Clues to Cell Growth
Fungi Squeezed Through Microchannels Offer Clues to Cell Growth
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2021
A study finds that fast-growing species are stymied by narrow gaps, while slower-growing species can pass through and continue extending.
Adriana L. Romero-Olivares Tracks Fungi’s Response to Climate Change
Adriana L. Romero-Olivares Tracks Fungi’s Response to Climate Change
Amanda Heidt | Jun 1, 2021
The New Mexico State University soil microbiologist uses molecular tools to understand how fungi are adapting to a warming world and what that might mean for global nutrient cycles.
Infographic: How Fungi Squeeze Through Tight Spaces—or Don’t
Infographic: How Fungi Squeeze Through Tight Spaces—or Don’t
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2021
A study finds that slower-growing species are better able to adjust their growth to fit their hyphae through narrow passages.
Cities Have Distinct Microbial Signatures: Study
Cities Have Distinct Microbial Signatures: Study
Lisa Winter | May 27, 2021
The researchers found thousands of species not previously documented.
A Connected Community: The Rise of Microbiome Research
A Connected Community: The Rise of Microbiome Research
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Apr 30, 2021
Explore how microbes shape health, disease, and the world beyond
Newly Found Proteins Stop Fungal “Bleeding”
Newly Found Proteins Stop Fungal “Bleeding”
Viviane Callier | Nov 12, 2020
Mechanically sensitive proteins called gellins sense and respond to protoplasm flowing out of severed hyphae, quickly sealing up injuries in these root-like structures of fungi.
Forest Fungi Ride Out Wildfires by Hiding Inside Plants
Forest Fungi Ride Out Wildfires by Hiding Inside Plants
Annie Greene | Apr 1, 2020
Researchers uncover the “body-snatching” tactics of fungi that flourish immediately after wildfires.
Slideshow: Scads of Microbes Now Stored at Scripps
Slideshow: Scads of Microbes Now Stored at Scripps
Jef Akst | Jan 9, 2020
Take a peek at one of the biggest collections of bacteria and fungi in the world.
Scripps Acquires Pfizer’s Massive Microbial Library
Scripps Acquires Pfizer’s Massive Microbial Library
Jef Akst | Jan 9, 2020
The East Coast campus of the research institute received shipments of freeze-dried or frozen samples of more than 210,000 microbial strains, which scientists plan to mine for potentially useful natural products.
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2019
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Image of the Day: Fungal Feature Tracker
Image of the Day: Fungal Feature Tracker
Emily Makowski | Nov 5, 2019
New software can analyze fungi’s growth over time.
Image of the Day: Unusual Fungi Reproduction
Image of the Day: Unusual Fungi Reproduction
Emily Makowski | Oct 30, 2019
A variety of yeasts collected near Woods Hole, Massachusetts, show unconventional cell division.
Image of the Day: Network Demand
Image of the Day: Network Demand
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 7, 2019
Symbiotic fungi can adjust where they transport nutrients to plant roots based on where they are needed.
Image of the Day: Raindrop Vortex
Image of the Day: Raindrop Vortex
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 4, 2019
Splashes from raindrops spend fungal spores high enough aloft to be swept away by the wind, researchers observe with high-speed photography.
Competition and Cooperation of Cheese Rind Microbes Exposed
Competition and Cooperation of Cheese Rind Microbes Exposed
Ashley Yeager | Jan 1, 2019
Transposon mutagenesis give scientists a rare look at the most important interactions within microbial communities.
Image of the Day: Tiny Vandals
Image of the Day: Tiny Vandals
Shawna Williams | Dec 6, 2018
Researchers nab the microbial culprits eating away at a 17th century painting.
Image of the Day: Powered by Mushrooms
Image of the Day: Powered by Mushrooms
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 5, 2018
The fungi are made to generate electricity with the help of photosynthesizing bacteria looped together on a graphene circuit. 
Image of the Day: All in a Day’s Work
Image of the Day: All in a Day’s Work
Shawna Williams | Oct 8, 2018
A bee researcher finds that his subjects are protected from viral infections when they dine on fungus.
Image of the Day: A Fungus Among Us
Image of the Day: A Fungus Among Us
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 12, 2018
A new report from Kew Gardens highlights the fungal diversity of the world.