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21

Aug

Fungus uses zombie ants to trap other antsAnts naturally band together to prevent the spread of disease, so the parasitic fungus had to adapt its tactics to gather hosts.

Fungus uses zombie ants to trap other ants
Ants naturally band together to prevent the spread of disease, so the parasitic fungus had to adapt its tactics to gather hosts.

19

Dec

Bananas: Famous fruit faces fatal fungusThe devastating banana fungus has now spread to new parts of the globe.

Bananas: Famous fruit faces fatal fungus
The devastating banana fungus has now spread to new parts of the globe.

22

Nov

Researchers puzzled by deadly fungus that’s killing Darwin’s frogsThe fungus may have been spread to the frogs by African clawed frogs that were introduced to the region for pregnancy tests.

Researchers puzzled by deadly fungus that’s killing Darwin’s frogs
The fungus may have been spread to the frogs by African clawed frogs that were introduced to the region for pregnancy tests.

11

Sep

Deadly fungus mates with clones of itselfUnderstanding how the yeast reproduces could eventually lead to better anti-fungal treatments.

Deadly fungus mates with clones of itself
Understanding how the yeast reproduces could eventually lead to better anti-fungal treatments.

06

Jul


 New fungus species is deadly to cats, humans  



Since the fungus was identified in Australia, more than 20 cats have been diagnosed with life-threatening infections.
Since the fungus was identified in Australia, more than 20 cats have been diagnosed with life-threatening infections.

16

May

Pregnancy test frog may have spread fatal fungus
African clawed frogs were once widely imported and bred by hospitals because it lays eggs when injected with a pregnant woman’s urine.

Pregnancy test frog may have spread fatal fungus

African clawed frogs were once widely imported and bred by hospitals because it lays eggs when injected with a pregnant woman’s urine.

20

Apr

Hydnellum peckii is a type of fungus known for its tooth-like projections that “bleed” a bright red liquid that has anticoagulant properties. Its strange appearance has earned it several descriptive nicknames, including bleeding tooth fungus, strawberries and cream and Devil’s tooth. The fungus is found in North America, Europe and Korea.

Some of the planet’s inhabitants are so bizarre that humans can’t help but mimic them. Check them out alongside some strikingly similar objects. See more of nature’s weird and wonderful creations.

Hydnellum peckii is a type of fungus known for its tooth-like projections that “bleed” a bright red liquid that has anticoagulant properties. Its strange appearance has earned it several descriptive nicknames, including bleeding tooth fungus, strawberries and cream and Devil’s tooth. The fungus is found in North America, Europe and Korea.

Some of the planet’s inhabitants are so bizarre that humans can’t help but mimic them. Check them out alongside some strikingly similar objects. See more of nature’s weird and wonderful creations.

09

Apr

Killer fungus strikes huge Alabama bat cave
White-nose syndrome has invaded Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge, home to more than 1 million endangered gray bats and other vulnerable species.

Killer fungus strikes huge Alabama bat cave

White-nose syndrome has invaded Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge, home to more than 1 million endangered gray bats and other vulnerable species.

12

Jan

Hydnellum peckii is a type of fungus known for its tooth-like projections that “bleed” a bright red liquid that has anticoagulant properties. Its strange appearance has earned it several descriptive nicknames, including bleeding tooth fungus, strawberries and cream and Devil’s tooth. The fungus is found in North America, Europe and Korea.
See more of nature’s weird and wonderful creations.

Hydnellum peckii is a type of fungus known for its tooth-like projections that “bleed” a bright red liquid that has anticoagulant properties. Its strange appearance has earned it several descriptive nicknames, including bleeding tooth fungus, strawberries and cream and Devil’s tooth. The fungus is found in North America, Europe and Korea.

See more of nature’s weird and wonderful creations.

12

Apr

Emerging threat of fungal diseases concerns scientistsAlthough they promise threats worthy of a horror film, fungi remain unappreciated by many authorities who are more concerned with bacterial and viral pathogens.

Emerging threat of fungal diseases concerns scientists
Although they promise threats worthy of a horror film, fungi remain unappreciated by many authorities who are more concerned with bacterial and viral pathogens.