Category Archives: A Fungus Among Us

In Boston, A Humongous Fungus Among Us

Last week, it was cool and rainy, which is perfect fungus weather. That led to this fungus, at the corner of Darmouth and Marlborough Streets, shooting up over a two day period: Just to give you some idea of scale, … Continue reading

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Is the Microbiome Being Driven by the Right Biologists?

Decoding the human microbiome will be easy…except for…oh crap.
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Posted in A Fungus Among Us, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Microbiology, Statistics, Viruses | 5 Comments

Chloramphenicol, Frogs…and Bacterial Endosymbionts?

A possible way to cure the devastating fungal infections that are wiping out frog populations–and also a hint at a possible mechanism of how the fungus kills frogs.
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Never Go to a Chinese Restaurant…

…and order anything that comes with “assorted meats.” You see…
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Beware the Ug!

No, not those hideous boots! The Ug99 wheat rust fungus.
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Posted in A Fungus Among Us, Economics, Fucking Morons, Funding, Microbiology, We're Really Fucked | 5 Comments