Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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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
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1,012 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
88 downloads
403 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
98 downloads
455 views

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
67 downloads
388 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
104 downloads
460 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
237 downloads
588 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
1 citation
225 downloads
794 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
314 downloads
1,192 views

There has been very little effort to incorporate foliar microbiomes into plant conservation efforts even though foliar endophytes are critically important to the fitness and function of hosts. Many critically endangered plants that have been extirpated from the...

["Conservation Biology","Microbiology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4020
728 downloads
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Background Litchi stink-bug, Tessaratoma papillosa Drury (Hemiptera: Tessaratomidae), is one of the most widespread and destructive pest species on Litchi chinensis Sonn and Dimocarpus longan Lour in Southern China. Inappropriate use of chemical pesticides has...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Microbiology","Mycology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3888
2 citations
282 downloads
950 views

Fungi and other eukaryotes represent one of the last frontiers of microbial diversity in the sponge holobiont. In this study we employed pyrosequencing of 18S ribosomal RNA gene amplicons containing the V7 and V8 hypervariable regions to explore the fungal diversity...

["Marine Biology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3722
3 citations
312 downloads
1,573 views

Throughout the world DNA banks are used as storage repositories for genetic diversity of organisms ranging from plants to insects to mammals. Designed to preserve the genetic information for organisms of interest, these banks also indirectly preserve organisms’...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3730
3 citations
162 downloads
832 views

Background Recent climatic history has strongly impacted plant populations, but little is known about its effect on microbes. Alders, which host few and specific symbionts, have high genetic diversity in glacial refugia. Here, we tested the prediction that communities...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3479
2 citations
180 downloads
1,064 views

We characterize the diversity of nectar-living yeasts of a tropical host plant community at different hierarchical sampling levels, measure the associations between yeasts and nectariferous plants, and measure the effect of yeasts on nectar traits. Using a series...

["Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3517
3 citations
289 downloads
1,217 views

Grape sour (bunch) rot is a polymicrobial disease of vineyards that causes millions of dollars in lost revenue per year due to decreased quality of grapes and resultant wine. The disease is associated with damaged berries infected with a community of acetic acid...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3223

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