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History & People

Thelma Perry: “Hidden Figure” of Beetle-Fungus Research

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Thelma Perry (1941–98) was one of the great “hidden figures” of the early pioneering beetle-fungus research involving the southern pine beetle. She worked as a ... Read More

Plant Science

The Unsettling Lifecycle of a Zombified Ant

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Some of the things we study here at NYBG are a little creepier than others. Hear from João Araújo, Ph.D., Assistant Curator of Mycology at ... Read More

How To, Videos

Making Mushroom Spore Prints

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Fall is the perfect season for kids to discover the beauty of fungus. Read More

Plant Science

New Additions to a Prized Mushroom’s Family Tree

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The true porcini mushroom is well-known as a prized edible mushroom. Boletus edulis, as it is known scientifically, has a common name in just about ... Read More

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