New compilation finds European names mask new types of mushrooms and moulds. Nick Carne reports.
Proof-of-concept shows that ‘engineered bionic symbiosis’ holds great promise. Nick Carne reports.
Researchers finger gene transfer as reason diverse fungi develop hallucinogenic compound. Tanya Loos reports.
It’s relatively easy to say whether creatures are plants or animals but there are some organisms whose nature is more mystifying.
There are around a billion mushroom spores above every square metre of Earth’s surface. These spores are rainmakers, providing a scaffold for water to condense and seed rain droplets.
The “mushroom of immortality”, a traditional Chinese medicine, seems to counter diabetes and weight gain by nourishing beneficial gut bacteria. Viviane Richter reports.