The scientific study of fungi.

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Yellow/Orange Fungus on Oak Tree

What is the fungus pictured below? The photo was taken October 6, 2013 near San Antonio, TX. I have Googled it and my results suggest Laetiporus root rot (Laetiporus sulfureus). According to this ...
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Strange looking mushroom found in a dead tree

I'm trying to identify this mushroom my sister found at her campus' lawn. It is brown, looks somewhat like a turtle or a brain and is growing inside of a dead tree trunk. Geographically the campus is ...
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Effect of applying fungicide to a field

What would happen if we apply fungicide to a corn field , would the Net Energy Production increase or decrease ?
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Endophytic Xylariaceae: diversity and taxonomy inferred from rDNA sequence analyses

"Thailand is considered as one of the areas containing a high percentage of unknown taxa of Xylariaceae (Rogers 2000). In Thailand, several studies on endophytic fungi have been documented, namely, ...
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phosphorous availability to mycorrhizae and parent plant, timing - paper search

I'm researching (for my work) phosphorous uptake in monocots to develop planting mixes for riparian planting. I recently saw a paper suggesting (the author lacked proof) that root zone mycorrhizae ...
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Beetroot white skin mould

Does a mould make a beetroot poisonous or inedible ? Lemon's mould for instance, makes penicillin, but it's green there, and I'm allergic to penicillin, would the white mould produce penicillin too? ...
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Why not use CIE color scheme for descriptions of mold colonies?

Reading a mycology paper recently I noticed that the authors refer to Ridgeway nomenclature, which as I understand it entails 1115 colors with distinct names like 'Artemisia.' My question is, ...
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To visualise Mycosis, Mycogenic hypersensitivity and Mycotoxicoses?

I am trying to visualise these three things first mycosis second hypersensitivity (probably related to sepsis somehow) Mycotoxicoses (probably occur only in SIRS) I am having this figure in my ...
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How long have mushrooms of the genus Psilocybe been present in the Balkans (Eastern Europe)?

I and a friend of mine had a debate about Psilocybe genus mushrooms in the Balkans. He said that they were brought to the Balkans by people and that there were not any Psilocybe mushrooms there ...