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Name: Lois A.
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Age: 50s
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Date: May 2003


Question:
Can a fungus have a fungus (a parasite)?



Replies:
Lois,

I believe research shows that on growing media, where two plated fungi meet, there is a line beyond which neither will progress due to substances emitted by each of the fungi.

Regarding parasites in the field, you might check on the chestnut blight fungus and research on its control related to specific parasites.

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Ric Rupnik



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