A winding brick path in a flower garden flanked with colorful impatiens and perennials. (istock)

Impatiens Crop Threatened By Fungus, Affecting Business For Area Nurseries

A fungus is killing Michigan’s favorite annual bedding flower — and that is hurting local businesses.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/14/2013

Bat hanging from a branch. (Credit: Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images)

Michigan Bats Survey: No Sign Of Killer Fungus

A statewide survey of 60 bat wintering sites in Michigan found no sign of the fatal fungal disease white nose syndrome, according to a Department of Natural Resources report released this week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/28/2012

Pure culture of Archaeorhizomyces finlayi grown for six months on solid media in a petri dish. Credit: Timothy James

Hidden Soil Fungus, Now Revealed, Is In A Class All Its Own

A type of fungus that’s been lurking underground for millions of years, previously known to science only through its DNA, has been cultured, photographed, named and assigned a place on the tree of life, thanks in part to University of Michigan researchers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/11/2011

CDC: 15 US Deaths Tied To Rare Tropical Fungus

There is a fungus among us and it’s deadly serious.  Cryptococcus gattii has been blamed for 15 deaths over the last six years. The fungus is usually found in the tropics, but is now calling […]