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Fungus Research - Reports from T.S. Suryanarayanan and Colleagues Advance Knowledge in Fungus Research

  2011 NOV 1 - (VerticalNews.com) -- According to the authors of a study from Tamil Nadu, India, "This study concerns the thermotolerance of spores of mesophilic fungi isolated from a tropical semi-arid habitat subject to dry season fire in the Western Ghats, southern India. Among 25 species of Ascomycota isolated from leaf litter, nine were able to grow after incubation in a drying oven for 2 h at 100 degrees C; the spores of two of these species survived 2 h incubation at 110 degrees C, and one survived exposure to 115 degrees C for 2 h. The range of thermotolerance among mesophilic fungi isolated from the leaf litter was surprising: filamentous fungi from other habitats, including species that colonize scorched vegetation after fires and thermophilic forms occurring in self-heating plant composts, cannot survive even brief exposure to such high temperatures. ...read more


Fungus Research - Researchers from Chiang Mai University detail new studies and findings in the area of fungus research

  2008 FEB 18 - (VerticalNews.com) -- According to recent research published in the journal Fungal Diversity, "This paper reports on Lactarius subgenus Plinthogali from Northern Thailand and is the second in a series resulting from a complete revision of the genus for the area."

  "Four taxa are described as new for science: L. crassiusculus, L. lavandulus, L. friabilis and L. subplinthogalus var. chiangmaiensis. Lactarius oomsisiensis and L. montoyae are reported for the first time outside Papua New Guinea and India respectively," wrote H.T. Le and colleagues, Chiang Mai University ...read more


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