NPR’s Science Friday covered fungi with several myco-luminaries on the radiowaves including:
- Kelli Hoover, Penn State University who recently discovered a new fungus related to Fusarium solani in the gut of Asian horn beetle that can break down lignin.(DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0805257105)
- Arturo Casadevall who has been a leader and pioneer in Cryptococcus research including recent work on its ability to use ionizing radiation as an energy source.
- Kathy Hodge, Cornell University and Cornell Mushroom Blog author
David Fischer author of many great books on Mushroom identification
The show also speaks with Gavin Sherlock on recently published work on the origins of lager yeast.