fungi
Scalp Microbiome Linked to Dandruff Severity
Scalp Microbiome Linked to Dandruff Severity
Catherine Offord | May 12, 2016
Researchers identify differences in the composition of microbial species living on the scalps of people with different levels of dandruff.
Fungal Security Force
Fungal Security Force
Karen Zusi | Feb 1, 2016
In yew trees, Taxol-producing fungi function as an immune system to ward off pathogens.
Microorganisms Make a House a Home?
Microorganisms Make a House a Home?
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 26, 2015
The fungal and bacterial communities in household dust can reveal some details about a building’s inhabitants.
2014’s Most “Liked” Images of the Day
2014’s Most “Liked” Images of the Day
Bob Grant | Dec 24, 2014
The best of The Scientist’s popular daily image posts
Lichen Legion
Lichen Legion
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 2, 2014
Genetic analysis splits one species into 126.
Week in Review: June 23–27
Week in Review: June 23–27
Tracy Vence | Jun 27, 2014
Tracking chikungunya virus; reconsidering wood decay-based fungal classification; ASC specks spread inflammation; antibiotic tolerance in E. coli; RIKEN review yields corrections
Re-examining Rots
Re-examining Rots
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 23, 2014
Fungi that digest wood in novel ways could fuel new avenues of research on cellulosic ethanol, and suggest a need to move beyond traditional classification systems.  
Sequencing the Tree of Life
Sequencing the Tree of Life
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 24, 2014
Charting the progress of the various large-scale genome-sequencing projects as researchers working separately on their chosen species begin to pool analytical resources
For the Greater Good?
For the Greater Good?
Tracy Vence | Jan 27, 2014
Pathogenic fungi and insect herbivores appear to support plant biodiversity in the rainforests.
Plant Talk
Plant Talk
Dan Cossins | Jan 1, 2014
Plants communicate and interact with each other, both aboveground and below, in surprisingly subtle and sophisticated ways.