NASA scientists named a bacteria after former Indian president and scientists Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. The bacteria was discovered in a filter used aboard the ISS.
Fungi might have lived on Earth for two billion years earlier than scientists believed.
Is it possible for trees to talk to each other? Yes, it's absolutely possible, and scientists have described the secret of communication of trees as "Wood Wide Web."
In a study published in the open access journal PhytoKeys, leading author Dr. Kenji Suetsugu from Kobe University has named the new orchid species Lecanorchis tabugawaensis. This mycoheterotrophic plant has strange eating habits and could be found among all plant species groups. Mycoheterotrophy is a Greek term that describes the bizarre symbiotic relationship between some plants and fungi. By parasitizing upon the fungi, the plant is able to get nutrients without photosynthesis.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is currently investigating the potential rise of invasive, multi-drug resistant fungus in the United States. The fungus, called Candida auris, can cause invasive infections and often associated with high mortality and frequent resistance to multiple anti-fungal drugs.
Wolbachia has combination of genes, which includes DNA from black widow spider.
It's hard to think that the fungi that make bread moldy can actually be used to build a rechargeable battery. But a recent study showed that it could actually happen.
Bioactive compounds found in the oregano and eucalyptus plant oils could eliminate fungi that grows on fruits and vegetables, keeping them fresh for longer periods and safer to eat.