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    Fungus

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    Fungus The Latin word for mushroom is fungus (plural, fungi). The word fungus has come to stand for a whole group of simple plants that contain no chlorophyll and lack such complex plant structures as roots, stems, leaves, and flowers. Included among the fungi, along with mushrooms, are molds, mildews, rusts, smuts, truffles, and yeasts. Toadstool is another name for mushroom. Some people use the name toadstool only when referring to poisonous mushrooms, but botanists make no such distinction. A

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    The Role of Fungus in the Extinction of Dinosaurs The debate over what ultimately killed off the dinosaurs is an area of great interest to not only scientists, but everyone. The dominant thought seems to be that an asteroid struck the earth at the end of the Cretaceous period and killed off much of the fauna and flora inhabiting the earth. However, the sequence of events following that mass extinction has been fairly blurry until a recent discovery, published in a recent issue of Science, by

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    Coffee Rust Fungus of the Coffea Genus

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    assume the growing of this crop plays a large role in many countries economic stability. Coffee rust is a disease of the Coffee tree which has proven it has the ability to decimate a farmer’s crop in a short period of time. Coffee rust is caused by the fungus Hemileia vastatrix. This disease has been established as one of the most catastrophic plant diseases of human history, along with others such as blight of potato and black stem rust of wheat. (Kushalappa, Eskes 1989) The Coffee Rust disease is often

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    A dimorphic fungus known as Candida albicans is the highest investigated and most common fungal pathogen in humans, capable of evading the human complement system. It populates the oral and genitourinary cavity surfaces, the digestive tract and triggers an array of infections that are dependent upon the character of latent imperfections in the host. As a former hospital employee that has witnessed firsthand accounts of the increasing degree of such infections, it sparked my curiosity to investigate

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    The Irish Potato Famine Fungus, Phytophthora infestans (Mont.) de Bary The importance of the genus Phytophthora, both to humanity and to the development of the science of plant pathology, has been obvious ever since P. infestans devastated the potato crop in Western Europe in 1845. Its greatest impact was the potato blight epidemic in Ireland (Gregory 1983). In 1845 and again in 1848 a third of the potato crop was destroyed by blight, losses at the extremes of previous European experience. Even

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    Toenail Fungus

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    Toenail fungus is an infection that affects millions of people all over the world and eight percent of adults in the United States. It is a contagious problem that may spread to your fingernails, causing embarrassment, and could have a significant effect on your social life. There are several different types of toenail fungus, but onychomycosis is the most common. If you have toenail fungus and have tried topical or home remedies that haven’t worked, you don’t need to worry any longer. Today, laser

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    which is a literal synonym of fungus-root. Many people tend to think of mushrooms and toadstools when it comes to the word fungus but it can also be found in decaying material and plant tissue within the soil where the fungus’s biomass is made up of a large scale of hyphae filaments. This is the main mode of vegetation growth. This system is known as Frank A.B invention ‘mycorrhizae’ and is a vital role in the functioning of the earth's ecosystem. Mycorrhizae is a fungus that grows inside or attached

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    Fungi Case Study

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    Tinea is additionally an illness that is quite common to teenagers currently, notably to folks that are athletic and likes sports, it causes a haptic sensation within the foot, burning, pain, and scaling. It is caused by the infection of two types of fungus, the Trichophyton mentagrophytes and the Trichophyton rubrum (anonymous). Athlete's foot could be contagious or infectious disease and could spread from person to person or by walking bear footed on contaminated objects and floors. It's symptoms

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    Synopsis

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    As the earth’s resources dwindle and expansion of civilization continues, the environment and its inhabitants, animals and humans alike, suffer the repercussions of these actions. Diverse ecosystems were once flourishing brilliantly with wildlife, as animals and plants could develop with little concern until external forces interfered such as habitat destruction, infectious agents, heavy predation, and poaching. Harboring various endemic species and some of the most endangered mammals, avian, amphibians

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    There are several interactions that happen between species. They include competition, mutualism, predation, parasitism, and disease. Each one of these can affect organisms either in a positive or negative way. These are all important for organisms to evolve and become the best fit of their species. Without these interactions species would never change and would die out very easily when faced with tough environments. Competition is always over the supply of a limited resource. There are two types

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