Cryptococcus gattii is a fungus is that can be deadly for people with weakened immune systems. Infection with C. gattii is thought to cause a third of AIDS-related deaths.
And sometimes, the source of that infection is … a tree.
In Australia, the fungus is harbored in Eucalyptus trees. In Oregon, it’s Douglas Firs. Now, in California, the fungus has been traced back to three trees: Canary Island pine, New Zealand pohutukawa and American sweet gum. The research was conducted by Deborah Springer at Duke University, with help from 16-year-old Elan Filler of Los Angeles. Read the full story here.
The Canary Island pine, Source: Shamanic Shift Center/UC Davis/Wikimedia
A false-color electron microscope image of the fungus Cryptococcus gatii, Source: Microbial Pathogenesis/Duke University
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