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This category contains articles on Mycology (the science of fungi). Fungi include saprophytic and parasitic organisms that lack chlorophyll, e.g. molds, rusts, mildews, smuts, mushrooms and yeast.

Mycology Articles

Understanding cultural significance, the edible mushrooms case
In the present work, using as model the traditional mycological knowledge of Zapotecs from Oaxaca, Mexico, we analyze the cultural significance of wild edible resources.

Date: 3 Sep 2007, Rating: 3.00, 9 pages

Verruculogen associated with Aspergillus fumigatus hyphae and conidia modifies the electrophysiological properties of human nasal epithelial cells
Aspergillus fumigatus is associated with many human health conditions

Date: 3 Sep 2007, Rating: 4.64, 8 pages

Structure of a lectin from Canavalia gladiata seeds: new structural insights for old molecules
A report on the crystal structure of a lectin isolated from Canavalia gladiata seeds (CGL), describing a new binding pocket

Date: 3 Sep 2007, Rating: 4.43, 9 pages

An ancient genome duplication contributed to the abundance of metabolic genes in the moss Physcomitrella patens
Analyses of complete genomes and large collections of gene transcripts have shown that most, if not all seed plants have undergone one or more genome duplications in their evolutionary past.

Date: 3 Sep 2007, Rating: 3.00, 7 pages

EDR2 negatively regulates salicylic acid-based defenses and cell death during powdery mildew infections of Arabidopsis thaliana
A screen for mutants that developed an exaggerated cell death response following inoculation with the powdery mildew fungus as a means of identifying components of the HR programmed cell death

Date: 3 Sep 2007, Rating: 5.00, 10 pages

Treatment of two postoperative endophthalmitis cases due to Aspergillus flavus and Scopulariopsis spp. with local and systemic antifungal therapy
The present article discusses the outcomes of two cases of endophthalmitis due to A. flavus and Scopulariopsis spp. following phacoemulsification and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation

Date: 3 Sep 2007, Rating: 2.00, 6 pages

Calcium-mediated perception and defense responses activated in plant cells by metabolite mixtures secreted by the biocontrol fungus Trichoderma atroviride
New insights are provided into the mechanism of interaction between Trichoderma and plants

Date: 3 Sep 2007, Rating: 3.00, 7 pages

Research Collaboration To Detect Life-Threatening Fungus
Hear the word fungus, and mushrooms and mold might leap to mind.

Date: 2 Sep 2007, Rating: 2.00

Sexually active fungus "bad news" for frogs
Frogs and amphibians worldwide are being pushed to the brink of extinction by a fungus that can probably reproduce sexually

Date: 2 Sep 2007, Rating: 2.50

Newly Approved Fungus May Help "Clean Up" Cotton
A fungus discovered by an Agricultural Research Service scientist crowds out its relatives, steals their food and space

Date: 2 Sep 2007, Rating: 1.00

Friendly Fungus Helps Keep Aflatoxin Out of Cotton
In a brutal battle for food and space, two fungal cousins are currently duking it out across the nation's cotton fields.

Date: 2 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated

First Frogs, Now Our Wheat?
The catastrophic decline and extinction of our planet’s amphibians, some believe, is due to a virulent fungus spreading around the globe.

Date: 2 Sep 2007, Rating: 8.75

Fungi Make Biodiesel Efficiently at Room Temperature
Scientists at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology have found a much better way to make biodiesel.

Date: 2 Sep 2007, Rating: 6.50

Fungus among us
Experts are reluctant to tell anyone a mushroom is edible

Date: 2 Sep 2007, Rating: 4.92

The Fungi
The Fungi are the great saprophytes, the master recyclers.

Date: 14 Mar 2007, Rating: 3.45, 5 pages

Mayo Clinic Study Implicates Fungus As Cause Of Chronic Sinusitis
Mayo Clinic researchers say they have found the cause of most chronic sinus infections -- an immune system response to fungus.

Date: 13 Mar 2007, Rating: 8.43

Fungi Found To Be Natural Plant Disease Control Agent By Hebrew University Scientists
A biological process using three different types of fungi to control common plant diseases and mite pests has been developed by researchers

Date: 13 Mar 2007, Rating: 5.33

UT Southwestern Researchers Identify Key Photoreceptor In Fungi
After 40 years of searching for the photoreceptor that controls multiple vital processes in fungi, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have discovered the protein that triggers this phenomenon.

Date: 13 Mar 2007, Rating: 5.00

Deconstructing A Deadly Mold, Gene By Gene
It seems there are just as many noxious fungi out there ready to contaminate food, houses--even the air we breathe.

Date: 13 Mar 2007, Rating: 7.00

University Of Colorado At Boulder
A study has shown that microbes living under the tundra snow pack ramp up their populations in late winter, a finding with implications for changing estimates of carbon dioxide levels in Earth's atmosphere.

Date: 13 Mar 2007, Rating: not rated