A skin-eating fungus from Europe could decimate Appalachia's salamanders – but researchers are working to prevent an outbreak
The Bsal fungus is not yet here in North America, or any place in the Western Hemisphere, but there is concern that the pet trade is the most likely route for introduction here.
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~8 min
Ants have been farmers for tens of millions of years and have even solved a problem we haven't. They know how to cultivate climate-resilient crops.
Nov. 5, 2020 • ~6 min
Prior exposure to powdery mildew makes plants more vulnerable to subsequent disease, research finds.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~8 min
Researchers have discovered the first known example of a hybrid fungus that infects humans.
June 4, 2020 • ~10 min
Researchers first discovered the aptly named Troglomyces twitteri fungus by spotting it in an image of a millipede on Twitter.
May 18, 2020 • ~6 min
From fungi and flies to spiders and fish, living collections need care and feeding even when their human keepers are dealing with a pandemic and its resultant social distancing.
April 23, 2020 • ~9 min
A new study presents the first genetic evidence of resistance in little brown bats to the deadly fungal disease white-nose syndrome.
Feb. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
"In terms of ecosystem function, particularly buffering the atmosphere against climate change, ectomycorrhizal fungi are among the last microbes you want to lose."
Feb. 4, 2020 • ~6 min
City apartments have more varieties of fungi and more industrial chemicals than do rural and jungle homes, researchers find.
Nov. 6, 2019 • ~4 min
Scientists thought lowland frogs living in the Peruvian Amazon were safe from the deadly chytrid fungus. A new study shows that's not the case.
Oct. 18, 2019 • ~6 min