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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3226v1
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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3219v1
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Members of the anaerobic gut fungi (AGF) reside in rumen, hindgut, and feces of ruminant and non-ruminant herbivorous mammals and reptilian herbivores. No protocols for gene insertion, deletion, silencing, or mutation are currently available for the AGF, rendering...

["Molecular Biology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3177v1
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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3049v1
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Emerging infectious diseases caused by fungal taxa are increasing and are placing a substantial burden on economies and ecosystems worldwide. Of the emerging fungal diseases, chytridomycosis caused by the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (hereafter Bd) is...

["Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3017v1
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Background. Species identification is essential for controlling disease, understanding epidemiology, and to guide the implementation of phytosanitary measures against fungi from the genus Diaporthe. Accurate Diaporthe species separation requires using multi-loci...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2822v1
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Culture collections (CCs) manage fundamental data about preserved microorganisms. To enable the exploitation of these resources requires standardized, and simplified, access to the associated information. To this end, a European Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure,...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Mycology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2815v1
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Background. Opsin proteins are seven transmembrane receptor proteins which detect light. Opsins can be classified into two types and share little sequence identity: type 1, typically found in bacteria, and type 2, primarily characterized in metazoa. The type 2...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2397v2
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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 fungal...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2458v1
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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...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2123v1
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Development of tools to identify species, genotypes, or novel strains of invasive organisms is critical for monitoring emergence and implementing rapid response measures. Molecular markers, although critical to identifying species or genotypes, require bioinformatic...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Mycology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2005v1
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Extremophiles are considered a cornucopian source of chemically diverse and often novel metabolites. Determination of their growth and distribution pattern and their chemical nature is therefore vital to fully gauge their existential uniqueness and potential as...

["Biodiversity","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1914v1
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Medicinal plants provide an enormous bioresource of potential use in modern medicine and agriculture. Phosphorous deficiency is a major constraint to plant production. Sustainable agriculture could be promoted by harnessing the plant beneficial bacteria particularly...

["Mycology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1903v1
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Geosmithia morbida is a filamentous ascomycete that causes Thousand Cankers Disease in the eastern black walnut tree. This pathogen is commonly found in the western U.S.; however, recently the disease was also detected in several eastern states where the black...

["Genomics","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1671v1
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Recently, selenium (Se) enriched mushrooms have been exploited as diary Se supplements, but our knowledge of the metabolism process during the Se enrichment process is far from complete. In this study, the uptake, toxicity and reduction of selenite in a widely...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1660v1
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