Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Many benefits of Trichoderma inoculation for improving crop production have been documented, including growth and yield enhancement and the alleviation of biotic and abiotic stresses. However, because rice is usually cultivated under continuous flooding that creates...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Mycology","Soil Science","Food, Water and Energy Nexus"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5877
51 downloads
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Background Sclerotinia ginseng is a major devastating soil-borne pathogen of ginseng that can cause irreparable damage and large economic losses. This pathogen produces sclerotia, which are among the most persistent resting structures produced by filamentous fungi....

["Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6009
80 downloads
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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
1 citation
88 downloads
1,368 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
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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
2 citations
418 downloads
2,264 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
160 downloads
411 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
230 downloads
962 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
4 citations
274 downloads
1,940 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
3 citations
174 downloads
850 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
361 downloads
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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
2 citations
177 downloads
708 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
182 downloads
801 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
498 downloads
1,226 views

Understanding the factors that alter competitive interactions and coexistence between plants is a key issue in ecological research. A pot experiment was conducted to test the effects of root interaction and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) inoculation on the...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4183
3 citations
370 downloads
1,246 views

In industry, the yeast Rhodotorula mucilaginosa is commonly used for the production of carotenoids. The production of carotenoids is important because they are used as natural colorants in food and some carotenoids are precursors of retinol (vitamin A). However,...

["Biotechnology","Genomics","Microbiology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4030

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