Research reveals how a fungal infection activates inflammation — ScienceDaily

Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have identified the mechanisms behind inflammasome activation driven by infection with the fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus. Fungal infection, especially with A. fumigatus, is a leading cause of infection-associated deaths in people with compromised immune systems. The work provides clues to a potential therapeutic approach for treating infectious and […]

Fungal species naturally suppresses cyst nematodes responsible for major sugar beet losses

Young females of sugar beet cyst nematodes attached to host roots. Credit: James Borneman The plant pathogenic nematode Heterodera schachtii infects more than 200 different plants, including sugar beets, and causes significant economic losses. Over the past 50 years, the primary management tool in California has been crop rotation. When the number of H. schachtii […]