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Background Dispersal events between habitat patches in a landscape mosaic can structure ecological communities and influence the functioning of agrosystems. Here we investigated whether short-distance dispersal events between vineyard and forest patches shape foliar...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2656
180 downloads
539 views

Recent meta-analyses of plant responses to biochar boast positive average effects of between 10 and 40%. Plant responses, however, vary greatly across systems, and null or negative biochar effects are increasingly reported. The mechanisms responsible for such responses...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2385
179 downloads
1,160 views

Development of tools to identify species, genotypes, or novel strains of invasive organisms is critical for monitoring emergence and implementing rapid response measures. Molecular markers, although critical to identifying species or genotypes, require bioinformatic...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Mycology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2279
152 downloads
671 views

Background. The extent to which ectomycorrhizal fungi mediate primary production, carbon storage, and nutrient remineralization in terrestrial ecosystems depends upon fungal community composition. However, the factors that govern community composition at the root...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2270
250 downloads
724 views

The Cuatro Ciénegas Basin (CCB) comprises several oligotrophic aquatic ecosystems limited by phosphorus. These aquatic systems are dominated by a high prokaryotic diversity, shaped by the stress of low nutrient supplies and interspecific competition. Although fungi...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2064
232 downloads
1,189 views

Background: Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) provide numerous services to their plant symbionts. Understanding climate change effects on AMF, and the resulting plant responses, is crucial for predicting ecosystem responses at regional and global scales. We investigated...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2083
191 downloads
993 views

Biological control agents (BCA) are beneficial organisms that are applied to protect plants from pests. Many fungi of the genus Trichoderma are successful BCAs but the underlying mechanisms are not yet fully understood. Trichoderma cf. atroviride strain LU132 is...

["Genetics","Genomics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2023
183 downloads
608 views

Recently, selenium (Se) enriched mushrooms have been exploited as dietary Se supplements, but our knowledge of the metabolic process during the Se enrichment process is far from complete. In this study, the uptake, tolerance and reduction of selenite in a widely...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Mycology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1993
1 citation
134 downloads
765 views

Geosmithia morbida is a filamentous ascomycete that causes thousand cankers disease in the eastern black walnut tree. This pathogen is commonly found in the western U.S.; however, recently the disease was also detected in several eastern states where the black...

["Genomics","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1952
2 citations
196 downloads
588 views

Insect pests in stored wheat cause significant losses and play an important role in the dispersal of viable fungal spores of various species including aflatoxin producing Aspergillus parasiticus. The problem of insecticide resistance in stored insects and environmental...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Mycology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1665
1 citation
169 downloads
772 views

Agmatine and other putrescines are known for being strong inducers of deoxynivalenol (DON) production in Fusarium graminearum. Other important species produce DON and/or other trichothecene type B toxins (3 acetylated DON, 15 acetylated DON, Fusarenon-X, Nivalenol),...

["Agricultural Science","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1672
1 citation
236 downloads
1,126 views

Plants are typically infected by a consortium of internal fungal associates, including endophytes in their leaves, as well as arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and dark septate endophytes (DSE) in their roots. It is logical that these organisms will interact with...

["Ecology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1379
4 citations
308 downloads
1,402 views

Yeasts play an important role in the biology of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. In addition to being a valuable source of nutrition, yeasts affect D. melanogaster behavior and interact with the host immune system. Most experiments investigating the role...

["Ecology","Entomology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1116
155 downloads
945 views

The fungus Colletotrichum cereale incites anthracnose disease on Poa annua (annual bluegrass) turfgrass. Anthracnose disease is geographically widespread throughout the world and highly destructive to cool-season turfgrasses, with infections by C. cereale resulting...

["Agricultural Science","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1153
4 citations
320 downloads
1,413 views

The exploration of the evolution of RNA viruses has been aided recently by the discovery of copies of fragments or complete genomes of non-retroviral RNA viruses (Non-retroviral Endogenous RNA Viral Elements, or NERVEs) in many eukaryotic nuclear genomes. Among...

["Evolutionary Studies","Molecular Biology","Mycology","Plant Science","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.876

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