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The Good, the Bad and the (B)ugly - Agri-Tech East Pollinator event on fungi and slugs, 7 Jul 2015, Norwich

Agri-Tech East Pollinator: The Good, the Bad and the (B)ugly 7 July 2015,  Centrum, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7UG In this Agri-Tech East Pollinator event we’ll be exploring the split personalities of fungi. Some cause devastating crop diseases (such as the late blight of potatoes, responsible for the Irish Potato Famine), while others help boost plant growth and have...
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Research shows how plant welfare is improved by fungi in soil

A University of York biologist is part of an international team of scientists that has discovered how plants use fungi to help them to gather vital nutrients from the soil. The team of Dr Michael Schultze, of the Department of Biology at York, working with colleagues in China, France and USA as well as the John Innes Centre at Norwich, studied the symbiosis between fungus and the roots...
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Symbiotic fungi may determine the future of soil carbon

When scientists discuss global change, they often focus on the amount of carbon in the atmosphere and vegetation. But soil contains more carbon than air and plants combined. This means that even a minor change in soil carbon could have major implications for the Earth's atmosphere and climate. New research by Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute scientist Benjamin Turner and colleagues at...
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