colonies of mold growing on a Petri dish
Fungi Squeezed Through Microchannels Offer Clues to Cell Growth
A study finds that fast-growing species are stymied by narrow gaps, while slower-growing species can pass through and continue extending.
Fungi Squeezed Through Microchannels Offer Clues to Cell Growth
Fungi Squeezed Through Microchannels Offer Clues to Cell Growth

A study finds that fast-growing species are stymied by narrow gaps, while slower-growing species can pass through and continue extending.

A study finds that fast-growing species are stymied by narrow gaps, while slower-growing species can pass through and continue extending.

polarization

illustration of how slow-growing and fast-growing fungi grow through a narrow channel
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.
Orchid Bees Use Simple Eyes to Detect Polarized Light
Catherine Offord | Sep 1, 2016
The second visual field may aid in navigation.
Prominent Cell Biologist Dies
Kerry Grens | May 4, 2015
Cytoskeleton specialist Alan Hall was best known for unpacking the roles of Rho GTPases.   
Color from Structure
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 1, 2013
Researchers are working to understand how often-colorless biological nanostructures give rise to some of the most spectacular technicolor displays in nature.
Photonic Colored Creatures
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 31, 2013
Animals and plants come in a dizzying array of colors. Current research is cracking into the remarkable structures behind nature's artistic display.
Frank Bradke: Privy to Axon Growth
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2011
Full Professor and Senior Research Group Leader, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases. Age: 42