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Yu Fu, Xiaolin Li, Qiang Li, Haowei Wu, Chuan Xiong, Qi Geng, Honghu Sun, Qun Sun
Tuber pseudoexcavatum, Tuber sinoaestivum, and Tuber indicum are the 3 most important truffles growing in southeast China; however, their cultivation is still inefficient owing to the lack of understanding regarding the composition and function of the bacterial and fungal communities from the soils around the fruit bodies and the ectomycorrhiza of these truffles. The aim of this study was to disclose the microbial communities in truffle-producing soils in Huidong County, Sichuan, China, by using barcoded pyrosequencing...
June 27, 2016: Canadian Journal of Microbiology
Hans Wolf, Birgit Arabin, Christoph C Lees, Dick Oepkes, Federico Prefumo, Baskaran Thilaganathan, Tullia Todros, Gerard H A Visser, Caterina M Bilardo, Jan B Derks, Anke Diemert, Johannes J Duvekot, Enrico Ferrazzi, Tiziana Frusca, Kurt Hecher, Neil Marlow, Pasquale Martinelli, Eva Ostermayer, Aris T Papageorghiou, Hubertina C J Scheepers, Dietmar Schlembach, K T M Schneider, Adriana Valcamonico, Aleid van Wassenaer-Leemhuis, Wessel Ganzevoort
OBJECTIVES: To explore if in early fetal growth restriction (FGR) the longitudinal pattern of short-term fetal heart rate (FHR) variation (STV) can be used for identifying imminent fetal distress and if abnormalities of FHR registration associate with two-year infant outcome. METHODS: The original TRUFFLE study assessed if in early FGR the use of ductus venosus Doppler pulsatility index (DVPI), in combination with a safety-net of very low STV and / or recurrent decelerations, could improve two-year infant survival without neurological impairment in comparison to computerised cardiotocography (cCTG) with STV calculation only...
August 3, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Virginie Molinier, Claude Murat, Andri Baltensweiler, Ulf Büntgen, Francis Martin, Barbara Meier, Barbara Moser, Ludger Sproll, Ulrich Stobbe, Willy Tegel, Simon Egli, Martina Peter
Although the Burgundy truffle (Tuber aestivum) is an ectomycorrhizal fungus of important economic value, its subterranean life cycle and population biology are still poorly understood. Here, we determine mating type and simple sequence repeat (SSR) maternal genotypes of mapped fruiting bodies to assess their genetic structure within two naturally colonized forest sites in southern Germany. Forty-one genotypes were identified from 112 fruiting bodies. According to their mating types, the maternal genotypes were aggregated only in one population...
November 2016: Mycorrhiza
Li Fan, Peng-rui Zhang, Xiang-yuan Yan, Yu Li
In phylogenetic analyses based on the internal transcribed spacers and 28S nuc rDNA and translation elongation factor 1-α to compare Chinese white truffle specimens that have ascomata resembling the European Tuber borchii, the sequences of Chinese species resembling T. borchii in morphology grouped into seven distinct clusters among three clades: Puberulum, Maculatum and Latisporum No sequences from these Chinese species matched those of the European T. borchii and the occurrence of the European T. borchii in China could not be supported by our study...
March 2016: Mycologia
Shan-Ping Wan, Fu-Qiang Yu, Li Tang, Ran Wang, Yun Wang, Pei-Gui Liu, Xiang-Hua Wang, Yi Zheng
Tuber huidongense and T. liyuanum are common commercial white truffles in China that belong to the Rufum and Puberulum groups of the genus Tuber, respectively. Their mycorrhizae were successfully synthesized with two native trees--Castanea mollissima and Pinus armandii--under greenhouse conditions. The identities of the mycorrhizae were confirmed through internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequence analyses, and their morphological characteristics were described. All of the obtained mycorrhizae have an interlocking pseudoparenchymatous mantle, which is a typical feature of truffle mycorrhizae...
April 2016: Mycorrhiza
C Alisha Quandt, Kathryn E Bushley, Joseph W Spatafora
BACKGROUND: Two major mycoparasitic lineages, the family Hypocreaceae and the genus Tolypocladium, exist within the fungal order, Hypocreales. Peptaibiotics are a group of secondary metabolites almost exclusively described from Trichoderma species of Hypocreaceae. Peptaibiotics are produced by nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPSs) and have antibiotic and antifungal activities. Tolypocladium species are mainly truffle parasites, but a few species are insect pathogens. RESULTS: The draft genome sequence of the truffle parasite Tolypocladium ophioglossoides was generated and numerous secondary metabolite clusters were discovered, many of which have no known putative product...
2015: BMC Genomics
Maryam Vahdatzadeh, Aurélie Deveau, Richard Splivallo
Truffles (Tuber spp.) are ascomycete subterraneous fungi that form ectomycorrhizas in a symbiotic relationship with plant roots. Their fruiting bodies are appreciated for their distinctive aroma, which might be partially derived from microbes. Indeed, truffle fruiting bodies are colonized by a diverse microbial community made up of bacteria, yeasts, guest filamentous fungi, and viruses. The aim of this minireview is two-fold. First, the current knowledge on the microbial community composition of truffles has been synthesized to highlight similarities and differences among four truffle (Tuber) species (T...
October 2015: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Virginie Molinier, Claude Murat, Martina Peter, Armelle Gollotte, Herminia De la Varga, Barbara Meier, Simon Egli, Beatrice Belfiori, Francesco Paolocci, Daniel Wipf
Tuber species are ectomycorrhizal ascomycetes establishing relationships with different host trees and forming hypogeous fruiting bodies known as truffles. Among Tuber species, Tuber aestivum Vittad. has a wide distributional range being found naturally all over Europe. Here, we performed large-scale population genetic analyses in T. aestivum to (i) investigate its genetic diversity at the European scale, (ii) characterize its genetic structure and test for the presence of ecotypes and (iii) shed light into its demographic history...
February 2016: Mycorrhiza
Christoph C Lees, Neil Marlow, Aleid van Wassenaer-Leemhuis, Birgit Arabin, Caterina M Bilardo, Christoph Brezinka, Sandra Calvert, Jan B Derks, Anke Diemert, Johannes J Duvekot, Enrico Ferrazzi, Tiziana Frusca, Wessel Ganzevoort, Kurt Hecher, Pasquale Martinelli, Eva Ostermayer, Aris T Papageorghiou, Dietmar Schlembach, K T M Schneider, Baskaran Thilaganathan, Tullia Todros, Adriana Valcamonico, Gerard H A Visser, Hans Wolf
BACKGROUND: No consensus exists for the best way to monitor and when to trigger delivery in mothers of babies with fetal growth restriction. We aimed to assess whether changes in the fetal ductus venosus Doppler waveform (DV) could be used as indications for delivery instead of cardiotocography short-term variation (STV). METHODS: In this prospective, European multicentre, unblinded, randomised study, we included women with singleton fetuses at 26-32 weeks of gestation who had very preterm fetal growth restriction (ie, low abdominal circumference [<10th percentile] and a high umbilical artery Doppler pulsatility index [>95th percentile])...
May 30, 2015: Lancet
Ya-Jie Tang, Rui-Sang Liu, Hong-Mei Li
Truffle (Tuber spp.), also known as "underground gold," is popular in various cuisines because of its unique and characteristic aroma. Currently, truffle fruiting bodies are mostly obtained from nature and semi-artificial cultivation. However, the former source is scarce, and the latter is time-consuming, usually taking 4 to 12 years before harvest of the fruiting body. The truffle submerged fermentation process was first developed in Tang's lab as an alternative to its fruiting bodies. To the best of our knowledge, most reports of truffle submerged fermentation come from Tang's group...
March 2015: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Elsayed A Elsayed, Hesham El Enshasy, Mohammad A M Wadaan, Ramlan Aziz
For centuries, macrofungi have been used as food and medicine in different parts of the world. This is mainly attributed to their nutritional value as a potential source of carbohydrates, proteins, amino acids, and minerals. In addition, they also include many bioactive metabolites which make mushrooms and truffles common components in folk medicine, especially in Africa, the Middle East, China, and Japan. The reported medicinal effects of mushrooms include anti-inflammatory effects, with anti-inflammatory compounds of mushrooms comprising a highly diversified group in terms of their chemical structure...
2014: Mediators of Inflammation
Andrea Brenna, Barbara Montanini, Eleonora Muggiano, Marco Proietto, Patrizia Filetici, Simone Ottonello, Paola Ballario
Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation is a powerful tool for reverse genetics and functional genomic analysis in a wide variety of plants and fungi. Tuber spp. are ecologically important and gastronomically prized fungi ("truffles") with a cryptic life cycle, a subterranean habitat and a symbiotic, but also facultative saprophytic lifestyle. The genome of a representative member of this group of fungi has recently been sequenced. However, because of their poor genetic tractability, including transformation, truffles have so far eluded in-depth functional genomic investigations...
2014: AMB Express
Zsolt Merényi, Torda Varga, József Geml, Ákos Kund Orczán, Gerard Chevalier, Zoltán Bratek
The Tuber brumale (winter truffle) is a black truffle reported from most European countries, belonging to the Melanosporum group. Its significance in the economy is ambivalent as the winter truffle has been shown to be a frequent contaminant species in the orchards of the Perigord truffle and occasionally in those of the summer truffle, yet owing to its delicate fragrance, its trade is worthy of note. The phylogeny and phylogeography of economically important truffles are relatively well-explored; however, no thorough research has been published on these aspects of the winter truffle...
April 2014: Mycorrhiza
Sergio Sánchez, Teresa Ágreda, Beatriz Águeda, María Martín, Ana María de Miguel, Juan Barriuso
Owners of black truffle (Tuber melanosporum) plantations are concerned about the persistence of its mycorrhizas and mycelium in the soil, especially until the appearance of the "truffle burn" areas and the triggering of sporocarp production, at least 5-7 years after planting truffle-inoculated seedlings. During this period, the farmer does not know whether his management is promoting black truffle development. To study the presence and abundance of T. melanosporum ectomycorrhizas in plantations, two sampling methods, direct sampling of root tips and soil core collection, are compared by analyzing 48 evergreen oak trees (Quercus ilex) inoculated with truffle...
April 2014: Mycorrhiza
Iván García-Cunchillos, Sergio Sánchez, Juan José Barriuso, Ernesto Pérez-Collazos
The black truffle (Tuber melanosporum Vittad.) is an important natural resource due to its relevance as a delicacy in gastronomy. Different aspects of this hypogeous fungus species have been studied, including population genetics of French and Italian distribution ranges. Although those studies include some Spanish populations, this is the first time that the genetic diversity and genetic structure of the wide geographical range of the natural Spanish populations have been analysed. To achieve this goal, 23 natural populations were sampled across the Spanish geographical distribution...
April 2014: Mycorrhiza
C Lees, N Marlow, B Arabin, C M Bilardo, C Brezinka, J B Derks, J Duvekot, T Frusca, A Diemert, E Ferrazzi, W Ganzevoort, K Hecher, P Martinelli, E Ostermayer, A T Papageorghiou, D Schlembach, K T M Schneider, B Thilaganathan, T Todros, A van Wassenaer-Leemhuis, A Valcamonico, G H A Visser, H Wolf
OBJECTIVES: Few data exist for counseling and perinatal management of women after an antenatal diagnosis of early-onset fetal growth restriction. Yet, the consequences of preterm delivery and its attendant morbidity for both mother and baby are far reaching. The objective of this study was to describe perinatal morbidity and mortality following early-onset fetal growth restriction based on time of antenatal diagnosis and delivery. METHODS: We report cohort outcomes for a prospective multicenter randomized management study of fetal growth restriction (Trial of Randomized Umbilical and Fetal Flow in Europe (TRUFFLE)) performed in 20 European perinatal centers between 2005 and 2010...
October 2013: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Stefanie Traeger, Florian Altegoer, Michael Freitag, Toni Gabaldon, Frank Kempken, Abhishek Kumar, Marina Marcet-Houben, Stefanie Pöggeler, Jason E Stajich, Minou Nowrousian
Fungi are a large group of eukaryotes found in nearly all ecosystems. More than 250 fungal genomes have already been sequenced, greatly improving our understanding of fungal evolution, physiology, and development. However, for the Pezizomycetes, an early-diverging lineage of filamentous ascomycetes, there is so far only one genome available, namely that of the black truffle, Tuber melanosporum, a mycorrhizal species with unusual subterranean fruiting bodies. To help close the sequence gap among basal filamentous ascomycetes, and to allow conclusions about the evolution of fungal development, we sequenced the genome and assayed transcriptomes during development of Pyronema confluens, a saprobic Pezizomycete with a typical apothecium as fruiting body...
2013: PLoS Genetics
Leho Tedersoo, A Elizabeth Arnold, Karen Hansen
The ascomycete class Pezizomycetes (single order Pezizales)is known for its cup-shaped fruit bodies and the evolution of edible truffles and morels, but little is known about the ontogeny and ecology of this large and ecologically diverse fungal group. In this issue of Molecular Ecology, Healy et al. (2013) make a great leap forward by describing and identifying asexual, anamorphic structures that produce mitotic spores in many ectomycorrhiza-forming truffle and nontruffle species on soil surfaces worldwide(Fig...
March 2013: Molecular Ecology
Gregory Bonito, Matthew E Smith, Michael Nowak, Rosanne A Healy, Gonzalo Guevara, Efren Cázares, Akihiko Kinoshita, Eduardo R Nouhra, Laura S Domínguez, Leho Tedersoo, Claude Murat, Yun Wang, Baldomero Arroyo Moreno, Donald H Pfister, Kazuhide Nara, Alessandra Zambonelli, James M Trappe, Rytas Vilgalys
Truffles have evolved from epigeous (aboveground) ancestors in nearly every major lineage of fleshy fungi. Because accelerated rates of morphological evolution accompany the transition to the truffle form, closely related epigeous ancestors remain unknown for most truffle lineages. This is the case for the quintessential truffle genus Tuber, which includes species with socio-economic importance and esteemed culinary attributes. Ecologically, Tuber spp. form obligate mycorrhizal symbioses with diverse species of plant hosts including pines, oaks, poplars, orchids, and commercially important trees such as hazelnut and pecan...
2013: PloS One
R A Healy, M E Smith, G M Bonito, D H Pfister, Z-W Ge, G G Guevara, G Williams, K Stafford, L Kumar, T Lee, C Hobart, J Trappe, R Vilgalys, D J McLaughlin
Fungal mitospores may function as dispersal units and/ or spermatia and thus play a role in distribution and/or mating of species that produce them. Mitospore production in ectomycorrhizal (EcM) Pezizales is rarely reported, but here we document mitospore production by a high diversity of EcM Pezizales on three continents, in both hemispheres. We sequenced the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) and partial large subunit (LSU) nuclear rDNA from 292 spore mats (visible mitospore clumps) collected in Argentina, Chile, China, Mexico and the USA between 2009 and 2012...
March 2013: Molecular Ecology
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