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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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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.2397v1
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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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Background. The New Zealand forest industry would greatly benefit from a successful way of controlling insect pests. The entomopathogenic fungus, Beauveria bassiana could hold such potential and has previously been shown to be capable of endophytic colonisation...

["Entomology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1632v1
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Agmatine and other putrescines are known strong inducers of deoxynivalenol (DON) production in Fusarium graminearum. Other important cereal species produce DON and/or other trichothecene type B toxins (3 acetylated DON, 15 Acetylated DON, Fusarenon-X, Nivalenol)...

["Agricultural Science","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1522v1
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Supernumerary chromosomes have been shown to transfer horizontally from one isolate to another. However, the mechanism by which horizontal chromosome transfer (HCT) occurs is unknown. In this study, we compared the genomes of 11 isolates comprising six Fusarium...

["Computational Biology","Genetics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1324v1
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Sikkim is an Indian state with unique cultural and natural landscape. Being rich in bioresources, earlier biodiversity explorations have led to enumeration of varied flora and fauna. However, fungi being an important biodiversity component, and especially, the...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.953v1
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Russula senecis, a worldwide distributed mushroom, is exclusively popular among the tribal communities of West Bengal for food purposes. The present study focuses on its reliable taxonomic identification through macro-, micro-morphological features and DNA barcoding,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Mycology","Taxonomy","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.707v2
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In this study, the bioemulsifying potential of exopolysaccharide produced by an indigenous species of Aureobasidium pullulans RYLF10 has been determined and various factors affecting the emulsification activity has been evaluated. The emulsification activity was...

["Biotechnology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.726v1
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Aims: The purpose of this study was to analyse the bacterial and fungal turnover in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients who were ΔF508 homo- and hetero-zygotes. Further to this we wanted to identify the effects that Intravenous (IV) antibiotic perturbations had...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Mycology","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.637v1
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