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Background. Ambrosia beetles include well-known invasive pests, but most species established in non-native areas do not cause any significant impact. Here we report the recent invasion and rapid spread of Ambrosiodmus minor in the Southeastern US. Methods: We used...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Mycology","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27334v1
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Along with recent developments in high-throughput sequencing (HTS) technologies and thus fast accumulation of HTS data, there has been a growing need and interest for developing tools for HTS data processing and communication. In particular, a number of bioinformatics...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27019v2
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Septoria nodorum blotch occurs in wheat-growing areas worldwide, but the disease is more prevalent in areas with warm and moist weather, such as the southeastern United States, parts of Europe, southern Brazil, and Australia. The disease affects both the quantity...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27039v2
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Background. Phyllotreta striolata is a worldwide pest that harms cruciferous vegetables. The use of pathogenic microorganisms to control pests is an important means of biological control. Using pathogenic microorganisms to prevent and control P. striolata has rarely...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26989v1
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Understanding the genetic variability and dispersal capabilities of plant pathogens is important to better predict pathogen spread and virulence, especially under global change conditions. The outcome of host-pathogen interactions directly depends on the dispersal...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Mycology","Plant Science","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26985v1
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In recent years, the Mycotheca Universitatis Taurinensis (MUT) carried out several research programs aiming to assess the marine fungal biodiversity mainly in the Mediterranean Sea, a biodiversity hotspot in the world. Several biotic and abiotic marine substrates,,...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Mycology","Taxonomy","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26805v1
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Mutualistic symbiosis with fungal endophytes has been suggested as a possible mechanism for extreme environment colonization by Antarctic vascular plants. Fungal endophytes improve plant stress tolerance and performance by increasing plant hormone production and...

["Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26774v1
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Mycelial compatibility, the ability for fungal isolates to grow together and form one single colony, was defined for Sclerotinia sclerotiorum nearly 30 years ago and has since been used as a marker to describe clonal variation in population genetic studies. While...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Mycology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26670v1
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Fungi are the primary infectious agents in plants causing significant economic losses in agroindustry. Traditionally, these pathogens have been treated with different synthetic fungicides such as hydroxianilides, anilinopyrimidines, and azoles, to name a few. However,...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26664v1
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Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Lib.) de Bary is an important yield-reducing disease in the United States and Brazil with a diverse host range, including dry bean and soybean. Characterization of both the physiological resistance of commercial cultivars to S. sclerotiorum...

["Agricultural Science","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26622v1
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The clonal, necrotrophic plant pathogen, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is the causal agent of white mold on soybean, causing significant losses for Brazilian farmers each year. While assessments of population structure and clonal dynamics can be beneficial for determining...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Mycology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26600v1
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Apple canker is a devastating branch disease caused by Valsa mali (Vm). The endophytic actinomycete Saccharothrix yanglingensis Hhs.015 (Sy Hhs.015) can effectively inhibit the growth of Vm. To reveal the mechanism, by which Vm respond to Sy Hhs.015, the transcriptome...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26583v1
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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26549v1
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Although recent advances in molecular methods have facilitated understanding the evolution of fungal symbiosis, little is known about genomic and microbiome features of most uncultured symbiotic fungal clades. Here, we analysed the genome and microbiome of Inocybaceae...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3408v3
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The ascomycete pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is a necrotrophic pathogen on over 400 known host plants, and is the causal agent of white mold on dry bean. Currently, there are no known cultivars of dry bean with complete resistance to white mold. For more than...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3311v2
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