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Image of the Day
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: Puppet Master
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 3, 2018
Researchers study the mechanistic effects of behavioral changes caused by parasites in fruit flies.
Fungus Repurposed a Bacterial Gene to Sense Gravity with Crystals
Viviane Callier | Apr 24, 2018
Rather than getting a gene for its original function, a horizontal gene transfer provides the raw material for evolutionary innovation.
Infected Ants Chemically Attract Workers to Destroy Them
Jim Daley | Apr 1, 2018
Social insects kill infected individuals for the benefit of the colony—and now a study has shown how they know who’s sick.
Frogs Fight Back From Fungal Attack
Ruth Williams | Mar 29, 2018
A decade after chytridiomycosis killed scores of amphibians in Panama, some species are recovering. New research indicates why.
Study: UV Light Destroys Bat-Killing Fungus
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 5, 2018
White nose syndrome has killed millions of bats throughout North America since it was discovered on the continent.
Cataloging Fungal Life in Antarctic Seas
Ignacio Amigo | Dec 1, 2017
Brazilian researchers report a relatively large diversity of fungi in marine ecosystems surrounding Antarctica, but warn that climate change could bring unpleasant surprises.
Image of the Day: Super Spores
Staff | Sep 28, 2017
The deadly fungus
harbors a genetic tweak that propels its mutation rate and allows it to rapidly develop antifungal resistance.
Image of the Day: Everybody Vomits
Staff | Aug 31, 2017
In a process known as vomocytosis, macrophages swallow pathogens whole only to spew them back out later, unharmed.
Image of the Day: Fungal Fireworks
Staff | Jun 26, 2017
begins to grow biofilms as it develops into a larger intertwined network.