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There are 10 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Fungi".

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1. Successful disease elimination offers hope for amphibians

Scientists have reported one of the first big wins in the fight against an invasive fungal disease.

Tags: Animals, Disease, Fungi, Invasive species
2. Mycology against malaria

Insect-borne infections take an appalling toll across much of the world, and they're turning up in new places. Tom Marshall finds out how fungi could help us fight back.

Tags: Disease, Environmental change, Fungi, Hazards, Health, Insects
3. Smelly plants could be natural pest control

Bombarding whiteflies with smells from different plants may stop them damaging crops, say scientists trying to understand traditional organic farming techniques.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Biodiversity, Biology, Conservation, Ecology, Food, Fungi, Insects, Natural resources, Plants
4. Soil doctors

A collaboration between scientists and food suppliers is improving how we manage one of the most crucial ingredients for growing vegetables. Sue Nelson met Karl Ritz, Robert Simmons and Guy Thallon outside Cranfield University's National Soil Resources Institute, to find out about Soil for Life.

Tags: Ecology, Farming, Fungi, Natural resources, Soils, Sustainability
5. The ground beneath our feet

Fungi are all around. Mostly you don't see them, but under the microscope earth from almost anywhere in the world contains a tangle of branching, interwoven fungal filaments called mycelia. Tom Marshall explains how NERC-funded soil science will help feed our hungry planet over the next century.

Tags: Biodiversity, Biology, Earth system, Ecology, Farming, Food, Fungi, Soils
6. Ozone can protect fruit from decay for weeks after exposure

Scientists have discovered why fruit and vegetables last longer after being exposed to ozone.

Tags: Biology, Disease, Farming, Food, Fungi, Health, Microbes, Natural resources, Plants, Technology, UK
7. Plants use underground networks to warn of enemy attack

Plants use underground fungal networks to warn their neighbours of aphid attack, UK scientists have discovered.

Tags: Biodiversity, Biology, Conservation, Disease, Ecology, Farming, Food, Fungi, Insects, Natural resources, Plants, Soils, Sustainability, UK
8. Europe still has a rich reservoir of unknown species

You could be forgiven for thinking that all of Europe's plants and animals were discovered, documented and named a long time ago. But it turns out that nothing could be further from the truth.

Tags: Animals, Biodiversity, Biology, Birds, Ecology, Fish, Fungi, Insects, Microbes, Plants
9. Scientists warn of emerging fungal peril

Fungal diseases are a major threat not just to wild plants and animals, but to us.

Tags: Animals, Biodiversity, Environmental change, Farming, Fungi, Plants
10. Frog trade link to killer fungus revealed

The global trade in frogs, toads and other amphibians may have accidentally helped create and spread the deadly fungal disease, chytridiomycosis, which has devastated amphibian populations worldwide.

Tags: Animals, Biodiversity, Fungi, Hazards

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