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07 | 05 | 20

Mycorrhizal Fungi and strawberries

Without being bias, we can declare that Britain is very famous of its delicious tasting, high quality strawberries which are one of the best from around the world, and definitely one of the most popular of all types of fruit consumed in the UK. Read More

07 | 05 | 20

The Weird and Wonderful World of Fungal Symbiosis

Mycorrhizal fungi, ancient and ubiquitous organisms, have fascinated researchers for decades and continue to baffle and surprise with the many forms they take and functions they perform in all kinds of ecosystems. Read More

07 | 05 | 20

Mycorrhizal fungi in current agriculture

"A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself”. But how to protect our soil and what do we do for it? Read More

07 | 01 | 20

Getting into Fungi

Getting into Fungi It had been a claustrophobic Christmas. Boxing Day, when it came, was grey and overcast but I was determined I͛d get out for a walk. I headed towards the river, through a scrap of ancient woodland; it was there the oysterling caught my eye, like a gift left forgotten under the tree. Read More

19 | 10 | 19

Bacteria and fungi team up to enhance plant growth and health.

One tablespoon of healthy soil can contain up to 50 billion busy microbes including arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR). Read More

13 | 10 | 19

Fungus Wars

Professor Lynne Boddy FRSB, of Cardiff University, discusses one of her favourite subjects. Read More

07 | 10 | 19

Composting: recycling for the future

As I watched a JCB disassemble a 10m high compost heap so we could take samples back to the lab, I began to reflect on where my research career had led me. Read More

07 | 10 | 19

An Artists Perspective

Fungi have held a long-standing fascination for some botanical artists and even though they are not part of the plant kingdom, the illustration of them falls into this genre of drawing and painting. Read More

23 | 09 | 19

Fungal cells with a built-in navigation system

Fungi are microbes that permeate the world around us, re-cycling organic and inorganic materials to make new building blocks for life... Read More

14 | 09 | 19

Fungal foes forge ahead

People are strange. A striking example of that strangeness can be seen in the way we create and relate to monsters. Horror as a genre has longstanding appeal: from the monsters of mythology through Stoker’s Dracula to the modern horror movie, our enjoyment of the chilling endures. At the same time, we have a startling ability to ignore the chilling in the everyday world. Read More

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