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Background Daldinia eschscholtzii is a filamentous wood-inhabiting endophyte commonly found in woody plants. Here, we report the identification and characterization of nine D. eschscholtzii isolates from skin scrapings, nail clippings, and blood. Methods The nine...

["Mycology","Infectious Diseases","Pathology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2637
114 downloads
576 views

Background Fungal endophytes inhabit symptomless, living tissues of all major plant lineages to form one of earth’s most prevalent groups of symbionts. Many reproduce from senesced and/or decomposing leaves and can produce extracellular leaf-degrading enzymes,...

["Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2768
141 downloads
742 views

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
214 downloads
577 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
187 downloads
1,198 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
171 downloads
721 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
258 downloads
759 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
267 downloads
1,256 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
212 downloads
1,039 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
199 downloads
638 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
146 downloads
819 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
3 citations
212 downloads
618 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
187 downloads
802 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
247 downloads
1,158 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
325 downloads
1,451 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

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