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Dan Cossins | Jan 1, 2014
Plants communicate and interact with each other, both aboveground and below, in surprisingly subtle and sophisticated ways.
Erin Weeks | Sep 9, 2013
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Tracy Vence | Aug 9, 2013
Using molecular markers, researchers reconstruct the “magic” mushroom family tree.
Beth Marie Mole | May 1, 2013
A virus that infects a crop-killing fungus can spread freely, opening the possibility of its use as a fungicide.
Old Ocean Mold
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 12, 2012
Fungi in 100 million year-old seafloor sediments could possess novel antibiotics.
From Plants and Fungi to Clouds
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 31, 2012
Salt compounds produced by plant and fungus species help form organic aerosols that form clouds and produce rain.
The Fungus Among Us
Bob Grant | Jun 11, 2012
Researchers find a slew of new fungal species inhabiting the human gut, and suggest a link to an inflammatory bowel disease.
Oil Spill Changes Microbe Communities
Jef Akst | Jun 8, 2012
The beaches around the Gulf of Mexico harbor different nematodes, protists and fungi now than they did before the Deepwater Horizon disaster in April 2010.
Edyta Zielinska | May 25, 2012
Meals left to mold develop colors, mycelia, and beads of digested juices, sparking the eye of an artist, and the slight concern of a mycologist.
Tia Ghose | Dec 19, 2011
Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.