Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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The altitudinal effects on the distributions of phyllosphere fungal assemblages in conspecific plants remain poorly elucidated. To address this, phyllosphere fungal communities associated with Mussaenda shikokiana were investigated at four sites across a 350 m...

["Ecology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5767
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Background Cultivating the wine-cap mushroom (Stropharia rugosoannulata) on forestland has become popular in China. However, the effects of wine-cap Stropharia cultivation on soil nutrients and bacterial communities are poorly understood. Methods We employed chemical...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5741
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1,196 views

DNA copies of many non-retroviral RNA virus genes or portions thereof (NIRVs) are present in the nuclear genomes of many eukaryotes. These have often been preserved for millions of years of evolution, suggesting that they play an important cellular function. One...

["Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Mycology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5679
90 downloads
268 views

Rhizoctonia solani causes the disease peanut sheath blight, involving symptoms of maceration and necrosis of infected tissue, mainly caused by cell-wall-degrading enzymes (CWDEs). This study investigated the production of CWDEs including polygalacturonase (PG),...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5580
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Boxwood (Buxus spp.) are broad-leaved, evergreen landscape plants valued for their longevity and ornamental qualities. Volutella leaf and stem blight, caused by the ascomycete fungi Pseudonectria foliicola and P. buxi, is one of the major diseases affecting the...

["Genomics","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5401
2 citations
264 downloads
1,533 views

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
96 downloads
281 views

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
1 citation
98 downloads
795 views

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
73 downloads
386 views

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
115 downloads
457 views

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
186 downloads
844 views

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
186 downloads
1,639 views

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
107 downloads
740 views

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
134 downloads
717 views

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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