Tag: "hardwoods" at biology news
Super-fermenting fungus genome sequenced
... of the five-carbon “wood sugar?xylose—abundant in hardwoods
and agricultural leftovers, which represent a motherlode of bioenergy fodder. “Increasing the capacity of P. stipitis to ferment xylose and using this knowledge for improving xylose metabolism in other microbes, such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae, b...
Invasive species harms native hardwoods by killing soil fungus
...with seedlings of 16 other native plants, only the hardwoods
and other woody plants were harmed by the presence of garlic mustard. "This suggests garlic mustard invades the understory of mature forests by poisoning the allies of its main competitors," Stinson says. "By killing off native soil fungi, the appea...