November 25, 2018

Mycophobia, the film

In June 2014, homeowners confronted with the proliferation of woolly filaments in the crawl space of their residence, turned to experts. They concluded that an...
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October 20, 2018

CRISPR or the truly white button mushroom

White button mushrooms are in every grocery store around the world. As inexpensive as they may be, they have a flaw: they bruise easily, which makes them less...
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October 27, 2017

Breaking down diesel in Yukon contaminated soils

Mycoremediation is the use of fungi to break down organic compounds and pollutants. Mushrooms naturally recycle hydrocarbons. This is particularly the case for...
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June 23, 2017

The Secret of Fairy Rings

Numerous species of mushrooms draw on the ground circles which have, at all times, intrigued. The story begins with a spore germinating and releasing...
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December 11, 2016

Dry Rot Fungus: the nightmare

Some mushrooms do not only bring benefits. In our area of northeastern North America, the dry rot fungus (Serpula lacrymans) has been spreading. In some...
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January 30, 2016

Is Chaga harvesting sustainable?

You must have already seen Chaga high on a tree. At first sight, you thought you had discovered a coal chunk in an unlikely place. The mushroom is a ubiquitous...
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November 5, 2015

Undocumented migrant spores

For millennia, the geographical distribution of fungal species evolved very slowly: despite their infinitesimal weight, spores generally land only a few meters...
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February 4, 2015

Can Mushrooms decontaminate soils ?

Fungi, bacteria and plants break down their surrounding material; they absorb what is edible and neutralize what is harmful. Bioremediation is the planned...
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September 26, 2014

Wilderness Survival Guide

Two summers ago “Chagagab” decided that after turning 15 he would attempt a wilderness survival experience. It has been three years now that this young...
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March 23, 2014

Global Warming and northern mushrooms

The continued impact of global warming on future distribution of species is a subject of great concern. A recently published study, Changements climatiques et...
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