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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

A World Ruled By Fungi
The catastrophe that extinguished the dinosaurs and other animal species, 65 million years ago also brought dramatic changes to the vegetation.

Date: 13 Mar 2007, Rating: 5.00

Biological Program Prevents Development Of Pathogenic Form Of Fungi
Scientists have made a discovery that may help us win the biomedical war against fungal pathogens.

Date: 13 Mar 2007, Rating: not rated

Discovery About Evolution Of Fungi Has Implications For Humans
Their discovery is the latest installment in an international effort to learn the origins of species.

Date: 13 Mar 2007, Rating: not rated

Picky Plants: Do They "Choose" The Best Fungal Partner?
The ability to actively select one option over another may no longer be reserved for higher animals; in fact, plants may make choices too.

Date: 13 Mar 2007, Rating: 4.00

Symbiotic Fungus Does Not Depend On Fungus-farming Ants For Reproduction, Researchers Say
Fungus-farming ants around the world cultivate essentially the same fungus and are not as critical to the reproduction of the fungi as previously believed

Date: 13 Mar 2007, Rating: not rated

Knowledge Of Nitrogen Transfer Between Plants And Beneficial Fungi Expands
New findings show that a beneficial soil fungus plays a large role in nitrogen uptake and utilization in most plants.

Date: 13 Mar 2007, Rating: 4.60

Learning More About Beneficial Soil Fungi
Beneficial soil fungi that help plants grow could become easier for farmers to use, based on research.

Date: 13 Mar 2007, Rating: 6.40

Important Pathogens And Cures Belong To Little-Known Group Of Fungi; Research Points Way To Discovering Other Agents
Researchers studying medicinal, pharmacological, antibiotic, carcinogenic and food-production agents would do well to look at an often-overlooked group of fungi that once had -- but then lost -- the ability to form lichen symbioses.

Date: 13 Mar 2007, Rating: 5.00

Researchers Barcode DNA Of Venice Museum's Vast Fungi Collection
The team is collecting samples from the largest and best preserved ollection of fungi in Italy to create an unprecedented DNA database.

Date: 13 Mar 2007, Rating: not rated