Tag Archives: Mushrooms

Ash dieback disease: A plague on our ashes

Ash dieback is expected to kill millions of Britain’s ash trees over the next ten years. Caused by a fungus, Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, the disease kills trees by spreading through the branches and strangling the vascular system. Dr Anne Edwards and Prof … Continue reading

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UK Fungus Day 2014

12 October is UK Fungus Day, held by the British Mycological Society to showcase the diversity and usefulness of fungi, and the benefits of mycology (the study of fungi). Continue reading

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Microbe Talk: July 2014

Dr Bryn Dentinger, a researcher at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, bought a packet of dried porcini mushrooms in a local shop. Being an expert in fungi, Bryn wanted to know what species of porcini he had purchased, so he … Continue reading

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