Fruits of the forest: ash dieback fungus
Anne Edwards, John Innes Centre
The fruiting body of the ash dieback fungus, Hymenoscyphus fraxineus growing on a decaying ash leaf stalk on a woodland floor. A single fruiting body can release millions of infectious spores into the air. Scientists at The John Innes Centre, The Sainsbury Lab and The Genome Analysis Centre (now Earlham Institute) on the Norwich Research Park joined together to understand this fungal pathogen, which poses a serious threat to our native ash trees.