Rourke's World of Science ENCYCLOPEDIA Volume 3 - Plant & Fungi Life
- A test for constitutive and induced resistance by tall... Boning, Rebecca A.; Bultman, Thomas L. // American Midland Naturalist;Oct96, Vol. 136 Issue 2, p328
Studies the hypothesis that endophytes mediate induced resistance by a grass to an herbivorous insect. How some grasses increase their resistance to insect herbivores; Use of fall armyworm as a bioassay to determine the affects of treatment; Details on the study; Methodology and results of...
- the Kids' Page: Blue Wood? Marnick, Sarah // Econews;Feb/Mar2014, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p22
The article offers information about the green elfcup fungus which commonly grows on dead oak, breech and alder.
- Endophyte-infected and uninfected fescue seeds suppress... Tannenbaum, Michael G.; Seematter, Sara L.; Zimmerman, Dana M. // American Midland Naturalist;Jan98, Vol. 139 Issue 1, p114
Assesses the effects of consuming endophyte-infected and endophyte-free seeds of tall fescue on reproductive success in white-footed mice through a series of laboratory experiments. Methods and materials utilized on the study; Several grass species known to harbor endophytic fungi; Results of...
- Keep an eye out for signs of fungi in trees. STAIRS, NANCY // Landscape Management;Oct98, Vol. 37 Issue 10, p14
Discusses the importance for detecting the presence of decay fungi in trees or surface roots. Decay and decomposition of organic matter; Progression and spread of disease to the surrounding trees; Reduction in structural ability of the tree; Presence of conks or mushrooms on a tree.
- EFFECT OF PRESERVATIVE TREATMENT ON SURVIVAL OF FUNGI IN WESTERN RED CEDAR UTILITY POLES. Morrell, J. J.; Freitag, C. M.; Eddington, C. // Forest Products Journal;Sep2001, Vol. 51 Issue 9, p69
The ability of fungi to survive in western red cedar utility poles through the thermal treatment process was explored by removing increment cores from 200 poles before and after treatment. The treatment processes were varied to produce maximum temperatures ranging from 17 degrees to 80 Celsius...
- Enthusiasts' fungus identified. // Orchid Review;Dec2012, Vol. 120 Issue 1300, p202
The article reports on the identification of Ceratobasidium fungus as the fungus being used by some nurseries and amateur growers in raising hardy orchids from seed symbiotically.
- The rot sets in. Cohen, Philip // New Scientist;11/01/97, Vol. 156 Issue 2106, p12
Reports on the injection of fungi into the heartwood of healthy trees to accelerate the natural process of parasitic fungal infection in the United States. Harvesting of trees showing the first signs of fungal infection in the country; Trial of the technique in several forests in the country;...
- The Trees that Would Not Grow. Quinlan, Susan E. // Ask;Oct2011, Vol. 10 Issue 8, p22
This article discusses the effect of certain fungi on the growth of pine seedlings in Western Australia.
- MYCOLOGICAL REJUVENATION AND REVOLUTION. // IMA Fungus;Jun2011, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p1
The author reflects on the rejuvenation and revolution in mycology. He discusses efforts of mycologists to unblock obstacles that might divert or delay the said rejuvenation and revolution. These include the implementation of the Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL) initiative and the...