Episode 17: Nematodes Beware!

Welcome back, citizen!

Join us for a micro-battle in the soil! This week, we’ll get familiar with nematodes and learn about an incredible adaptation that some familiar fungi have. My guest this time is Dr. Greg Thorn with Western University in London, Ontario.

If you want to learn more about this episode’s topics, here are some links:

The University of Nebraska at Lincoln – nematode page
American Phytopathological Society – nematode page
Medscape – Icky nematode-caused human diseases
Dr. George Barron– University of Guelph
The Atlantic – When Tulips Kill

Thank you toDr. Greg Thorn for teaching us about the tricky traps fungi set for their prey, to Rowen Cannon for providing transcription, and to the Mycological Society of America’s Student Section. You can access a transcript of this episodehere.

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Fungi Town is written, directed and produced by Jen Parrilli and hosted on Podbean. Theme music is by the awesome Athens, GA band Shehehe. Defunked theme music is Fminor_Funk_BassGroove_100bpmby GRD-music used via Creative Commons license through Freesound.  Background music is Mycelium by Lookyan. The thumbnail image for this episode was provided by the scientific journal Paracite.

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