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Survey Reveals Crucial Data on Fusarium Head Blight

November 28, 2019

A national U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) survey, published recently in Plant Disease, provides the first large-scale, systematic insight…
Feather mites may help clean birds’ plumage, study shows

April 2, 2019

Feather mites and birds have a unique relationship: the mites help birds keep their feathers healthy by removing…
Fungal infection affecting frogs’ future

January 30, 2019

Researchers have identified how a fungal skin infection is wiping out our native frog species at an alarming…
Phone to farmer: Fungus on the way, time to spray

December 27, 2018

The struggle against plant disease will never end, but farmers can now get a boost from big data,…
Climate change, overharvesting may doom a pricey parasite, Stanford researchers find

October 26, 2018

A parasitic fungus that grows wild throughout the Himalayas and sells for more than its weight in gold…
Flies meet gruesome end under influence of puppeteer fungus

August 1, 2018

Carolyn Elya discovered the puppet-master on the balcony of her Berkeley apartment. It was a fungus that infects…
Scientists Refine ‘Profile’ of a Fungal Tree Killer

June 20, 2018

A team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and university scientists has identified two new species of fungi as…
Climate change forced zombie ant fungi to adapt

May 30, 2018

Zombie ants clamp on to aerial vegetation and hang for months spewing the spores of their parasitic fungi,…
UGA researchers battle neglected diseases around the globe

March 15, 2018

Lymphatic filariasis. Schistosomiasis. Cryptosporidiosis. They’re some of the world’s most widespread parasitic diseases, but many people have never…
Study warns that snake fungal disease could be a global threat

January 2, 2018

A new study warns that a potentially deadly disease caused by the fungus Ophidiomyces ophidiodiicola, which already affects several species…
The Fungus-Fighting Secrets in the Sugar Pine’s Genome

January 17, 2017

In the mountain forests of California and Oregon, a tiny foe is threatening the towering sugar pine trees.…
Not all ash trees may be doomed – some UK trees may be tolerant to lethal ash dieback

January 4, 2017

Ash trees in the world are being wiped out by a mysterious fungal infection. It seems like this…
Scientists explained how fungi release toxic acids that damage rice crops

October 29, 2015

Rice is a very important food source for human population. Typically attributed to the diet of Asian people,…
Research points to possible fungal control for leaf-cutter ants

October 9, 2015

A 15-year study of leaf-cutter ants and their relatives across North and South America found that their nests…
Scientist found a way to prevent fungal diseases

August 31, 2015

Meningitis is a brain disease, which causes around 1 million people each year. It is caused by the…
Scientists urge ban on salamander imports to fend off new fungus

July 31, 2015

Five California amphibian experts warn that a recently discovered fungus already devastating salamanders in Europe could imperil American…
Snake fungal disease parallels white-nose syndrome in bats

June 22, 2015

A deadly fungal infection afflicting snakes is eerily similar to the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in bats,…
Scientists Identify Tissue-Degrading Enzyme in Bat-Killing Fungus

May 6, 2015

Scientists at UC San Francisco and Brown University have figured out the likely way that white-nose syndrome breaks…
Study IDs collagen-damaging protein in white nose syndrome

May 6, 2015

In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Brown University and the University of California–San…
Newly found fungus is threat to salamanders worldwide

November 3, 2014

A pathogenic fungus that infects salamanders and newts has jumped out of Southeast Asia through human export of…
Compound from Bacteria Could Be Useful Against Pecan Scab

September 18, 2014

Bacteria that live inside the guts of tiny nematodes could hold the key to controlling pecan scab, a…
Fruit fly immunity fails with fungus after (space)flight

July 7, 2014

Before you swat away the next fruit fly, consider instead just how similar its biological complexities are to…
New Approach to Studying Fungus’ Attack on Soybeans

June 10, 2014

A new laboratory technique developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists could speed the search for soybean plants with resistance…
Disinfecting Honey Comb with Ozone

March 14, 2014

Sometimes even honey bees need help with “housekeeping,” especially when it comes to cleaning their honeycombs once the…
How to Starve Out the Enemy

February 28, 2014

It looks harmless enough – a light dusting like baby powder sprinkled on the leaves. But as rose…
Space-raised flies show weakened immunity to fungus

January 27, 2014

Venturing into space might be a bold adventure, but it may not be good for your immune system.…
We must develop the genetic tools to fight ash dieback

October 8, 2013

Ashwellthorpe Lower Wood in Norfolk, England has been managed by coppicing, an ancient form of forestry, for more…
Nickel and Phosphite Help Growers Fight Pecan Scab

August 20, 2013

Adding nickel and phosphite to an existing fungicide spray regimen may help growers thwart pecan scab, a scourge…
A feline fungus joins the new species list

June 18, 2013

A new species of fungus that causes life-threatening infections in humans and cats has been discovered by a…
This disease’s deadliest weapon is the fact you’ve never heard of it

May 20, 2013

A deadly fungal infection has been spreading across western North America. The number of human and animal cases has grown…
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