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You are suggesting gene transfer horizontally from funghi to plants. Rephrase "encapsulate whole genomes" to "include some genes" and you would be correct: Most plant–fungus horizontal gene transfer events are ancient and rare, but they may have provided important gene functions leading to wider substrate use and habitat spread for plants and fungi. Since ...


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The EPA has outlawed certain fungicides from time to time ; it takes time for manufacturers to develop new ones. I have caulk around some windows that has turned black with mold but a nearby window with different caulk is still white . The windows are about 10 years old . 25 year old original caulk is still white . (These are all exterior exposures). It ...


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From your comment: "As few as 148 fg of Verticillium dahliae DNA were detected and quantified (through qPCR), which is equivalent to five nuclei". How is possible to make this convertion? The Verticillium dahliae JR2 genome is 36.2 Mb. Assuming this organism is haploid and dsDNA has an average mass of 660 g/mol per base pair, that means the molar mass ...


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Mycorrhiza refers to any fungi that forms a symbiotic relationship with a plant. There are many different species, and they are necessary for healthy plant growth in ~70%-80% of vascular plant species with representatives from more than ~90% of plant families. Needless to say, mycorrhiza associations with plants are very common. What you may be thinking of ...


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Toenail fungus is deep inside the toenail. Physarum would probably love to eat delicious toenail fungus if it could get at it. But that fungus is down infiltrating the structure of the toenail itself, which is why topical treatments to the nail are (usually) ineffective at curing an infection with this fungus. Toenails are durable and pretty impervious ...


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