Tuesday, 19 June 2018 13:27

Confessions of a mycophobe

Mycology is a neglected field in microbiology and fungi are often overlooked or shunned in our everyday lives. But despite the contentious history of their classification, fungi have been adapted for many uses in industries including: medicine, textiles, construction and bioremediation.

Published in Microbial Sciences
Thursday, 19 April 2018 15:01

A Gathering Typhoid Storm - TWiM 174

Why untreatable typhoid fever might be on the way, and the evolution of fungal virulence in tropical frogs.

Published in TWiM

Dr. Jabra-Rizk talks about fungal-bacterial coinfections, the difficulty of effectively treating polymicrobial infections, and how she asked for her first microscope at the age of 13.

Published in microTalk
Thursday, 22 February 2018 13:39

If you give a bee a fungus - TWiM 171

A stingless bee that requires a fungal steroid to pupate, and colonic biofilms containing tumorigenic bacteria in patients with colorectal polyps.

Published in TWiM

Figuring out how mushrooms launch their spores out using a trick of water surface tension!

Published in Bacteriofiles

Fungal endophytes transferred from healthy adult plant leaf litter help baby cacao plants resist disease!

Published in Bacteriofiles

How do fungi interact with our gut microbiome? Advances in detection and characterization techniques are now allowing researchers to uncover the importance of the fungal members of the intestinal community

Published in Microbial Sciences

Scientists study how fungi make interesting peptides using large proteins instead of ribosomes.

Published in Bacteriofiles

Raymond St. Leger describes his work on insect pathogenic fungi. Members of this diverse group of fungi can be found as part of the plant rhizosphere, where they provide nutrients to the plant, and can also be deployed as insect control agents. Raymond discusses his work with communities in Burkina Faso, where he works with officials to educate and gain consent for use of mosquito-killing fungi to control the spread of malaria.

Sunday, 03 September 2017 21:53

Fungus Foils Phytophagy - BacterioFiles 309

Fungi living in plants could protect them from ants that cut up their leaves to feed their own fungal gardens!

Published in Bacteriofiles
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