Tackling the fungal threat to global food security
Prof S Avery, Dr M Brock
Applications accepted all year round
Fungi cause diseases of crops and spoilage of foods that cause losses of up to a third of food yield. This is a major global challenge given the world’s growing population and need for more food, while climate change is predicted to limit food supply in the future.
Surfing the surface: Hydrophobins on fungal hyphae
Prof E. Kothe, Prof J Gershenzon, Dr A Svatos
24 May 2019
Background. Fungal hyphae can grow from the water phase into the air. To achieve that, hydrophobins are covering the fungal cell wall in aerial mycelium.