Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Plant diseases caused by fungi and Oomycetes represent worldwide threats to crops and forest ecosystems. Effective prevention and appropriate management of emerging diseases rely on rapid detection and identification of the causal pathogens. The increase in genomic...

["Genomics","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4392
352 downloads
659 views

The grass Ammophila breviligulata (American beachgrass) is known to host an endophyte of the genus Epichloë. Based on morphological characteristics it was originally identified as Acremonium typhinum var. ammophilae and is currently designated as Epichloë typhina...

["Agricultural Science","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4300
1 citation
264 downloads
987 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
348 downloads
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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
3 citations
199 downloads
1,249 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
279 downloads
1,219 views

Background Within the root endosphere, fungi are known to be important for plant nutrition and resistance to stresses. However, description and understanding of the rules governing community assembly in the fungal fraction of the plant microbiome remains scarce....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Molecular Biology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3454
1 citation
389 downloads
1,783 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
5 citations
504 downloads
1,769 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","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Sciences","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2385
4 citations
361 downloads
1,543 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","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2270
9 citations
626 downloads
2,180 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...

["Climate Change Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2083
1 citation
406 downloads
1,553 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
4 citations
389 downloads
1,206 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
401 downloads
1,467 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
12 citations
468 downloads
2,361 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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