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Ep. 58 Fungus: What Even Is It? Petri Dish

    • Life Sciences

This week we're talking about Fungi! They used to be grouped in with plants, then got their own Kingdom... But what do we think about them now? What even are fungi? How can a group contain both little yeasts used for baking and mushrooms that can get you high? And how have we used them to make huge leaps forward in biological sciences? Next week we'll cover symbiotic and pathogenic fungi, like the famous Cordyceps fungi!

This episode is sponsored in part by The Galry, which you can visit at thegalry.com to purchase beautiful curated photographs. Currently you can get 15% off with the code 15OFF, check it out!

This episode has a promo for Culture Quest, a podcast about all kinds of pop culture, from tv shows to movies to albums!  Check them out on Twitter @CQ_Podcast, at  https://sites.google.com/view/the-culture-quest/home, and wherever you get your podcasts.

Email us at petridishpod -at- gmail.com. On twitter @dishpodcast and instagram @petridishpodcast.

References:


https://science.sciencemag.org/content/163/3863/150
https://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/87/12/4576.full.pdf
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0966842X11001740
https://www.nature.com/articles/nrmicro.2017.133.pdf?origin=ppub
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169534719302575
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/brv.12550
https://academic.oup.com/femsec/article/80/3/735/445744
https://academic.oup.com/femsre/article/41/6/941/4569254#111103971
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/03/iron-eating-fungus-disintegrates-rocks-acid-and-cellular-knives
https://www.nature.com/articles/39493
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2018.01392/full
https://www.cnet.com/news/fungi-found-in-chernobyl-feeds-on-radiation-report-says/
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-19030-9_10
https://hub.jhu.edu/2019/11/01/melanin-space-study/
https://aem.asm.org/content/77/17/6076

This week we're talking about Fungi! They used to be grouped in with plants, then got their own Kingdom... But what do we think about them now? What even are fungi? How can a group contain both little yeasts used for baking and mushrooms that can get you high? And how have we used them to make huge leaps forward in biological sciences? Next week we'll cover symbiotic and pathogenic fungi, like the famous Cordyceps fungi!

This episode is sponsored in part by The Galry, which you can visit at thegalry.com to purchase beautiful curated photographs. Currently you can get 15% off with the code 15OFF, check it out!

This episode has a promo for Culture Quest, a podcast about all kinds of pop culture, from tv shows to movies to albums!  Check them out on Twitter @CQ_Podcast, at  https://sites.google.com/view/the-culture-quest/home, and wherever you get your podcasts.

Email us at petridishpod -at- gmail.com. On twitter @dishpodcast and instagram @petridishpodcast.

References:


https://science.sciencemag.org/content/163/3863/150
https://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/87/12/4576.full.pdf
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0966842X11001740
https://www.nature.com/articles/nrmicro.2017.133.pdf?origin=ppub
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169534719302575
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/brv.12550
https://academic.oup.com/femsec/article/80/3/735/445744
https://academic.oup.com/femsre/article/41/6/941/4569254#111103971
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/03/iron-eating-fungus-disintegrates-rocks-acid-and-cellular-knives
https://www.nature.com/articles/39493
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2018.01392/full
https://www.cnet.com/news/fungi-found-in-chernobyl-feeds-on-radiation-report-says/
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-19030-9_10
https://hub.jhu.edu/2019/11/01/melanin-space-study/
https://aem.asm.org/content/77/17/6076

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