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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.3219v2
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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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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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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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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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