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Friday, 31 May 2013
Newsbite: Aspergillus Website Newsletter - May 2013
All the latest information in news, research for doctors, laypeople, patients, carers and vets. This is the most recent lead story:
Nearly 5 million asthmatics could benefit from antifungals
On a more unexpected note it was also reported this month that fungi may somehow facilitate communication between plants! A research team from the University of Aberdeen devised an experiment to isolate and examine the effects of this underground network of fungi. Five broad bean plants were grown, with three allowed to form the network of fungus and network formation was prevented in the other two. What was observed was that if the plants were connected by mycorrhizae, the un-infested plant prepared a chemical defence against the aphids. If they were not connected, then no response was observed.