Tag Archive: fungi

Apr 09

SEMINAR: Philosophy of Fungi

SEMINAR IN EVOLUTION AND PHILOSOPHY Austin Booth Department of Philosophy Harvard University “Evolution and the Individuality of Fungi and Holobionts” 10:30 AM, Thursday 17 April Room 3H1, Sir Charles Tupper Building College and Carleton Streets Abstract: Using a Darwinian framework, I articulate accounts of individuality in two kinds of biological systems: heterokaryotic fungi and holobionts. …

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Sep 02

Genome analysis exposes hidden sex secrets

Comment on “Conserved meiotic machinery in Glomus spp., a putatively ancient asexual fungal lineage” by S. Halary et al. 2011. The origin and significance of sex remains one of the most intriguing topics in evolutionary biology. Sexual reproduction requires a big deal of complexity and energy expense at all levels, from the intricate molecular gymnastics …

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Aug 18

Halary et al. accepted – On meiosis in mycorrhizal fungi

Just accepted in Genome Biology and Evolution: “Conserved meiotic machinery in Glomus spp., a putatively ancient asexual fungal lineage” by Sebastien Halary, Shehre-Banoo Malik, Levannia Lildhar, Claudio H. Slamovits, Mohamed Hijri and Nicolas Corradi.