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Shrooming down the road: rainforest fungus makes diesel

A novel fungus that makes diesel compounds has been discovered living in trees in the Patagonian rainforest, report researchers in the journalMicrobiology. The fungus, Gliocladium roseum, produces a number of different molecules made of hydrogen and carbon that are found in diesel and scientists are now working to further develop its fuel producing potential. “This […]

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Fungi Enlisted To Clean-Up Depleted Uranium

In a discovery that could have important implications for the clean-up of war ravaged countries, researchers have found evidence that fungi can “lock” depleted uranium into a mineral form that would be less likely to find its way into plants, animals, or the water supply. Depleted uranium is a byproduct of the enrichment process used […]

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