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Eh??? Why would anyone want to make Ganoderma extinct?  Have we learned nothing regarding the complex relationship between trees and wood decaying fungi in the last 20 years?

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Gano and all the other fungal nasties. The tree equivalents of small pox and bubonic plague. Apparently it was a fungus that caused the potato famine. I cant see much symbiosis going on. Arborists have often experimented with fungicides. Why would anyone want to take antibiotics? Just let nature run its course.

Beneficial and harmful bacteria in the body. Beneficial and harmful fungi on trees. Its not all good

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The Irish potatoe famine was caused by an oomycete, Phytophthora, and the main reason for its rapid spread was the almost monocultural varieties planted at the time.

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36 minutes ago, Gary Prentice said:

The Irish potatoe famine was caused by an oomycete, Phytophthora, and the main reason for its rapid spread was the almost monocultural varieties planted at the time.

Ah ok i stand corrected, again, a fungus like organism.

Interesting - the wikipedia entry mentions some oomycete being used in biocontrol of plant pathogenic fungi

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22 minutes ago, tree-fancier123 said:

Ah ok i stand corrected, again, a fungus like organism

I only knew that after watching a TV program about potatoes:$

Edited by Gary Prentice

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