Tag: "fungi" at biology news
Scientists pioneer biotech techniques to halt infestation of history, art treasures in tropics
... including a huge variety of insects, bacteria and fungi
that attack important sculptures, paintings, artif... UNU-BIOLAC. "There are millions of bacteria and fungi
causing a disaster throughout the developing world. Biotechnology allows us to identify exactly the...
Sex-determining genes of infectious fungus resemble human Y chromosome
...he genetic changes that can lead to infertility in fungi
and humans, as well as the repair mechanisms that prevent its more common occurrence," Heitman said. Their findings might also yield insight into the mechanism whereby C. neoformans invades the central nervous system to cause disease, mos...
Ancient creature fossilized by the bacteria that ate it
... horseshoe crab rots, a slimy film of bacteria and fungi
forms around it. Babcock put some of the slime under the SEM, and the arrangement of the modern bacteria looked nearly identical to the fossilized bacteria. The Ohio State scientists got another surprise when they ...
Birds, butterflies, bacteria same law of biology appears to apply
...oscopes, Horner-Devine and Green say. Bacteria and fungi
may well comprise the bulk of species on Earth and...on. Green and her co-authors sampled the microbial fungi
Ascomycota in desert soils of a 62-square-mile national park in Australia. The Horner-Devine paper w...
Permanent resistance to antibiotics cannot be prevented
...evelopment of permanent resistance by bacteria and fungi
against antibiotics cannot be prevented in the lon...s still become diseased. The first resistant plant fungi
have already been found in India. Evolution is the cause of the resistance. However this resistance...
Essential oils could help to stamp out MRSA
...RSA and E. coli as well as many other bacteria and fungi
within just two minutes of contact. The oils can easily be blended and made into soaps and shampoos which could be used by hospital staff, doctors and patients in a bid to eradicate the spread of these deadly 'super bugs'. Researchers are now desper...
Healthy mix of GI tract microbes are key to preventing allergies and asthma
... in the normal mixture of microflora bacteria and fungi
in the gastrointestinal tract can intensify the i...icrobial fingerprint a unique mix of bacteria and fungi
living in the stomach and intestines which develops in the first years of life. As long as the bala...
Winter biological processes may help spread shrubs in the Arctic
...he winter activity of subsurface soil bacteria and fungi
that provide accessible nutrients for shrubs, notably nitrogen. As a result, shrubs grow more rapidly, and so the spread continues....
Scientists decipher genome of fungus that can cause life-threatening infections
...ure surrounding the cell wall that is unique among fungi
that affect humans. The Science study identified...asible to use Cryptococcus as a model to study how fungi
cause disease. Using the genomic sequence data, the Cryptococcus research community already has desi...
Assumptions of effects of rising carbon dioxide probed
... fertility, drought and temperature extremes. The fungi
were exposed to either an abrupt or gradual increa...tandard ecological measure of biodiversity of the fungi
than did the group exposed to the abrupt change, but the difference was not significant. The findin...
Chemical analysis of mushrooms shows their nutritional benefits
...mushrooms shows that these fruity edible bodies of fungi
could be tailored into dietary plans to help fill various nutritional needs. Using modern analytic tools, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that the six mushroom varieties tested -- in raw and cooked forms and at vari...
Pall-Aquasafe protects patients from exposure to waterborne contaminated medical equipment
...s and showerheads validated to remove bacteria and fungi
in addition to Legionella....
Rapid, new test develped for inherited immune deficiency
... infected by a wide range of viruses, bacteria and fungi
that are normally controlled by a healthy baby's immune system. If undetected and untreated, SCID typically leads to death before the baby's first birthday. Developed in the NHGRI Division of Intramural Research (DIR), the new test can use the same...
Growth in the sea comes down to a struggle for iron
...roorganisms as the gold in Fort Knox. Bacteria and fungi
have learned to scavenge some of this iron by building a trap. They create molecules called siderophores that are able to lock up iron. And in many cases, only the organism that built the molecule in the first place has the key to unlock it, says Wel...
NHGRI targets 12 more organisms for genome sequencing
... soil amoeba (Acanthamoeba castellanii); and three fungi
(Schizosaccharomyces octosporus, Schizosaccharomyces japonicus, Batrachochytridium dendrobatidis). It has been shown that most sequences of the human genome originated long before humans themselves. Consequently, scientists will use the geno...
Fungus-friendly scientists meet in Tucson
...f their vital role in ecosystems. Sometimes having fungi
inside their stems is a good thing for plants, sai...as plants' immune systems, in a sense." Of course, fungi
also can be detrimental to the plants. Arnold said that fungi
are the most diverse and economically ...
Symbiotic bacteria protect hunting wasps from fungal infestation
...t way to counter the threat caused by bacteria and fungi
is to establish a symbiotic relationship with innocuous antibiotic-producing bacteria that provide protection against the most dangerous pathogens. As yet, only a few cases of defensive symbioses between higher organisms and bacteria have been report...
Discovery may lead to better Candidiasis drug
...id Edgerton. "In addition, many other pathogenic fungi
that cause disease in elderly individuals or AIDS patients also should be able to be killed by histatins or drugs designed to target their potassium channels."...
Using molecular technique, researcher identify hospital pool bacterial pathogen
...n 1,300 rRNA genes from the different bacteria and fungi
found in the air and pool water, giving them a tot...t incredibly high levels in air, but we also found fungi
spores and plant materials." While no immunocompromised patients using the hospital pool bec...
New lab technique identifies high levels of pathogens in therapy pool
...00 ribosomal RNA genes from different bacteria and fungi
in the pool air and water and identify more than 600 unique sequences, including "Mycobacterium avium." Hernandez led the sampling, and microbial analysis was done at CU-Boulder. "This highlights the need to modernize public health methodology," sa...
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