Fungi News

Why bioluminescent fungi glow in the dark

Aristotle (384–322 BC) reported a mysterious light, distinct from fire, emanating from decaying wood. Pliny the Elder (23–79 AD) mentioned feasting on a glowing, sweet fungus found on trees in…

Fungus from the Amazon devours plastic

A landfill in Panama that was once mangroves. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler. Students from Yale University have made the amazing discovery of a species of fungus that devours one…

Featured video: the fungi photographer

Of all of the Earth's multitude of lifeforms, fungi may get the least respect. Including mushrooms, molds, and yeasts, around 100,000 species have been described to date, yet hundreds of…