A quiet and deadly infection has been sweeping across amphibian populations for the past decade, utterly decimating some groups on a pandemic scale and utterly overlooking others. So what's going on here? Now researchers look to genetics for the answer.
An expedition to the Amazon by a group of Yale researchers has led to the discovery of a fungus that can break down plastic, possibly solving the world's rampant waste problem.
Experts are releasing a type of rust fungus across England and Wales in a combined inter-governmental and environmental group effort to hunt down and eliminate an invasive species that has been choking waterways and outcompeting native flora.
A zombie ant fungus "knows" its host, and only releases brain-controlling chemicals when it finds itself attached to its preferred ant species, according to a new study.
A parasitic fungus, described in a new study, manipulates its ant host to die on the "doorstep" of its colony, as to ensure an endless supply of future hosts.
Natural bio-waste bricks might become the future of disaster relief if a handful of up-and-coming architects have their way. The bricks can be made from various local materials, and are literally "grown" using a special fungus.
A deadly fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is killing thousands of trees across the Everglades, and experts don't know how to stop it.
As moose feed, their slobber may weaken the toxic defenses of certain grasses, displaying the power of drool, according to a report in the journal Biology Letters.
Researchers have good news about little brown bats in Vermont. It appears that a small colony of the tiny bats who hibernated in a Dorset cave last winter slept easy, showing no signs of the white nose syndrome (WNS) that has been causing brown bats across the country to wake and die during winter months.
A fungal disease that is sapping the strength from white pines in southern Maine is growing worse, spreading more rapidly and leading to the mass destruction of these once-towering trees.