Why did a giant fungus inspire Stephen Jay Gould to quote Walt Whitman’s “I contain multitudes” way back in 1992?

Published in Microbial Sciences

The zombie fungus, Ophicordyceps unilateralis, hides deep within tropical rainforests and parasitizes upon ants from the Camponotini tribe. They turn ants into fungus-producing machines by manipulating gene expression that alter the ant’s sensory response, musculature, and nervous system.

Published in Microbial Sciences

A fungus destroying salamanders in Europe, and genes for flagella in intracellular bacteria.

Published in TWiM

Ants have learned to farm 50 million years ago, way before humans did. Their crop of choice? Fungus.

Published in Microbial Sciences

Fungi and fungal infections, and the difficulty of identifying new anti-fungal drugs.

Published in microTalk

Using the Pathogen Box, an open-source drug discovery project, researchers have identified a novel, highly potent antifungal agent with activity against two of the most common fungal pathogens of humans: Cryptococcus neoformans and Candida albicans.

Published in Press Releases

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