It is possible fungi
could get a bad reputation following recent headlines about ash dieback, the tree disease caused by a fungus called chalara fraxinea.
For a start, there are something like 3,000 species of what are known as large-bodied - big enough to eat - fungi
in the UK.
This is vital for current and future human wellbeing and is the reason that prompted SQU crop scientists to pursue the study of biodiversity of fungi
The violet coral fungus was discovered by a group of conservation volunteers carrying out a fungi
survey at Gibside near Rowlands Gill.
The rich variety of fungi
in Oakwell Hall Country Park near Birstall takes centre stage in a series of events on Saturday October 24 and Sunday 25.
may offer hope for new medicines that can combat drug-resistant microorganisms.
Mucormycosis is caused by fungi
of the order of Mucorales and Entomophthorales; among the genera are Absidia, Mucor, and Rhizopus.
The phylogenetic species concept has led to a better understanding of the lineage of pathogenic fungi
, especially for the mitosporic fungi
, which have no known sexual stage.
Petunias often shrivel from root fungus attack, and annual vinca is most notorious for becoming instantly infested with leaf and root fungi
that, virtually overnight, can utterly decimate the plant.
causes terrible problems for one in ten AIDS and HIV patients as it develops into a severe infection in patients with weakened immune systems.
are organisms that live inside and outside root cells and help them reach for nutrients by extending long threads called "hyphae" into the soil.
Examining various aspects of fungal diversity, biologists, botanists, plant pathologists, and related scientists discuss phylogeny, fungi
from little-explored and extreme habitats, endophytes in tropical forests and their diversity and ecology; the degradation of organo-pollutants by ligninolytic basidiomycetes, ectomychorrizal fungi
, aquatic fungi
, and other fungi
; the exploitation of filamentous fungi
as edible crops and in health care for such conditions as cancer and immunodeficiency states, and the biotechnology of Neosartorya; the evolution of fungal diseases in ornamental crops and the exploitation of fungi
for organic dyes; and universally primed PCR and fungal protoplast technologies and their possible application in developing new anti-fungal targets.
Tubten, a middleman preparing to return to the city with a sack-ful of fungi
, tells me that if the price is low, he'll wait a few days to see if it goes up.
I have come to think of a forest as a network of interconnected roots linked by fungi
, passing nutrients between individuals.
Your skin, hair, and gut continually crawl with microscopic bacteria (single-cell organisms), fungi
(FUN-guy, single cell or multicellular organisms such as mold and yeast), and viruses (nonliving particles that invade and reproduce in a living cell).