FUNGUS


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FUNGUSForget You New Guy, You Suck (polite form)
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It was a kind of glade in the forest, made by a fall; seedlings were already starting up to struggle for the vacant space; and beyond, the dense growth of stems and twining vines and splashes of fungus and flowers closed in again.
There are always new shoots on the fungus, and new shades of yellow all over it.
All those strangled heads and bulbous eyes and waddling fungus growths just shriek with derision!
The study showed that a naturally occurring fungus engineered to deliver a toxin to mosquitoes safely reduced mosquito populations by more than 99% in a screen-enclosed, simulated village setting in Burkina Faso, West Africa.
Scientists said on Wednesday the multicellular fungus that they named Ourasphaira giraldae -- forerunner to an immensely diverse group that today includes the likes of mushrooms, yeasts and molds -- lived in an estuary environment about 900 million to 1 billion years ago.
The fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, commonly known as chytrid fungus, attacks frogs' skin, which they use to breathe, and damages their nervous system.
Nematophagous fungus Arthrobotrys oligospora mimics olfactory cues of sex and food to lure its nematode prey.
There are two types of fungus: Small fungi that cannot be seen through the naked eye and those which are large in size, including the mushroom which is called desert truffles or ordinary mushrooms.
Abdullah bin Hilal Al Balushi, monitoring and data collection specialist at the centre said, "The project is related to the establishment of a group of fungus farms.
People in China and Nepal have been killed in clashes over the years over the elusive fungus 'yarchagumba', known formally as Ophiocordyceps sinensis.
* Penicillin is a life-saving medicine that owes its existence to mold, a type of fungus