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How a White Rot Tackles Freshly-Cut Food

Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) image of pine that was substantially eroded by the white rot P. gigantea. Bar = 40 µm. (Image from Hori et al. PloS Genet. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1004759.g002)

Unlike many other white rot fungi, P. gigantea prefers to colonize freshly-harvested wood. The Science: Researchers sequenced and analyzed the white rot fungus Phlebiopsis gigantea, which can break down fresh-cut conifer sapwood. They also sequenced and analyzed the set of P. gigantea’s secreted … [Read More]

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