Image of the Day: Raindrop Vortex
Image of the Day: Raindrop Vortex
Splashes from raindrops spend fungal spores high enough aloft to be swept away by the wind, researchers observe with high-speed photography.
Image of the Day: Raindrop Vortex
Image of the Day: Raindrop Vortex

Splashes from raindrops spend fungal spores high enough aloft to be swept away by the wind, researchers observe with high-speed photography.

Splashes from raindrops spend fungal spores high enough aloft to be swept away by the wind, researchers observe with high-speed photography.

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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.
Two Fungal Species—One Pathogenic, One Benign—Are Actually the Same
Two Fungal Species—One Pathogenic, One Benign—Are Actually the Same
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 19, 2018
Under one name the species is used in food fermentation, and under the other it is a drug-resistant cause of yeast infections.
Image of the Day: Bacterial Highways
Image of the Day: Bacterial Highways
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 25, 2018
Fungal pathways in cheese rinds affect the composition of bacterial communities residing there.
Image of the Day: Flower in a Mushroom Suit
Image of the Day: Flower in a Mushroom Suit
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 21, 2017
Scientists discover the real pollinators of a popular houseplant flower. 
Image of the Day: Beautiful Bacteria 
Image of the Day: Beautiful Bacteria 
The Scientist Staff | May 23, 2017
Artists paint with colorful microbes on agar palettes for the American Society for Microbiology's Agar Art Contest.