Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Blue mold is a postharvest rot of pomaceous fruits caused by Penicillium expansum and a number of other Penicillium species. The genome of the highly aggressive P. expansum strain R19 was re-sequenced and analyzed together with the genome of the less aggressive...

["Agricultural Science","Genomics","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6170
135 downloads
501 views

Root-fungal symbioses such as mycorrhizas and endophytes are key components of terrestrial ecosystems. Diverse in trophy habits (obligate, facultative or hemi-biotrophs) and symbiotic relations (from mutualism to parasitism), these associations also show great...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6030
1 citation
331 downloads
2,370 views

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
1 citation
404 downloads
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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
3 citations
370 downloads
1,242 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
518 downloads
2,244 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
4 citations
229 downloads
1,439 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
323 downloads
1,399 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
3 citations
444 downloads
1,997 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
7 citations
539 downloads
2,040 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
396 downloads
1,721 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","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2270
10 citations
695 downloads
2,392 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
2 citations
441 downloads
1,700 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
8 citations
417 downloads
1,334 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
483 downloads
1,583 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

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