Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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High-depth sequencing of universal marker genes such as the 16S rRNA gene is a common strategy to profile microbial communities. Traditionally, sequence reads are clustered into operational taxonomic units (OTUs) at a defined identity threshold to avoid sequencing...

["Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology","Mycology","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5364
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Background Candida may form biofilms, which are thought to underlie the most recalcitrant infections. Methods In this study, activities of antifungal agents alone and in combination with tigecycline against planktonic cells and mature and developing biofilms of...

["Microbiology","Mycology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5263
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Au, Ag, Se, and Si nanoparticles were synthesized from aqueous solutions of HAuCl4, AgNO3, Na2SeO3, and Na2SiO3 with extra- and intracellular extracts from the xylotrophic basidiomycetes Pleurotus ostreatus, Lentinus edodes, Ganoderma lucidum, and Grifola frondosa....

["Biotechnology","Mycology","Green Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5237
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Mite-fungal interactions play a key role in structuring core ecosystem processes such as nutrient dynamics. Despite their ecological relevance, these cross-kingdom interactions remain poorly understood particularly in extreme environments. Herein, we investigated...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Mycology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5200
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Background The post-harvest recovery and sustained productivity of Nothofagus pumilio forests in Tierra del Fuego may be affected by the abundance and composition of ectomycorrhizal fungi (EMF). Timber harvesting alters EMF community structure in many managed forests,...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Mycology","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5008
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The oomycete microorganism, Pythium insidiosum, causes the life-threatening infectious condition, pythiosis, in humans and animals worldwide. Affected individuals typically endure surgical removal of the infected organ(s). Detection of P. insidiosum by the established...

["Biochemistry","Mycology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4821
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Fungi play a critical role in a range of ecosystems; however, their interactions and functions in marine hosts, and particular sponges, is poorly understood. Here we assess the fungal community composition of three co-occurring sponges (Cymbastela concentrica,...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4965
2 citations
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High-throughput amplicon sequencing (HTAS) of conserved DNA regions is a powerful technique to characterize microbial communities. Recently, spike-in mock communities have been used to measure accuracy of sequencing platforms and data analysis pipelines. To assess...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4925
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Epichloë endophytes associated with cool-season grass species can protect their hosts from herbivory and can suppress mycorrhizal colonization of the hosts’ roots. However, little is known about whether or not Epichloë endophyte infection can also change the foliar...

["Agricultural Science","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4660
1 citation
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Many infectious diseases disproportionately affect people in the developing world. Cryptococcal meningitis is one of the most common mycoses in HIV-AIDS patients, with the highest burden of disease in sub-Saharan Africa. Current best treatment regimens still result...

["Microbiology","Mycology","Drugs and Devices","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4761
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Plants depend on beneficial interactions between roots and fungal endophytes for growth, disease suppression, and stress tolerance. In this study, we characterized the endophytic fungal communities associated with the roots and corresponding seeds of soybeans grown...

["Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4713
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539 views

Phyllosphere microbiota play a crucial role in plant-environment interactions and their microbial community and function are influenced by biotic and abiotic factors. However, there is little research on how pathogens affect the microbial community of phyllosphere...

["Agricultural Science","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4559
93 downloads
549 views

Background Metal contamination in soils affects both above- and belowground communities, including soil microorganisms. Ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi are an important component in belowground community and tolerant strains have great potential in enhancing plant-based...

["Microbiology","Mycology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4478
126 downloads
622 views

The aim of the study was an analysis of the intraspecific genetic and functional diversity of the new isolated fungal strains of P. setifera. This is the first report concerning the genetic and metabolic diversity of Petriella setifera strains isolated from industrial...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4420
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Plant diseases caused by fungi and Oomycetes represent worldwide threats to crops and forest ecosystems. Effective prevention and appropriate management of emerging diseases rely on rapid detection and identification of the causal pathogens. The increase in genomic...

["Genomics","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4392

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