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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538200/fungi-diversity-from-different-depths-and-times-in-chicken-manure-waste-static-aerobic-composting
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Wenjie Gu, Yusheng Lu, Zhiyuan Tan, Peizhi Xu, Kaizhi Xie, Xia Li, Lili Sun
The Dirichlet multinomial mixtures mode was used to analyse illumina sequencing data to reveal both temporal and spatial variations of the fungi community present in the aerobic composting. Results showed that 670 operational taxonomic units (OTUs) were detected, and the dominant phylum was Ascomycota. There were four types of samples fungi communities during the composting process. Samples from the early composting stage were mainly grouped into type I and Saccharomycetales sp. was dominant. Fungi community in the medium composting stage were fallen into type II and III, Sordariales sp...
April 13, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527917/spatial-distribution-of-vanadium-and-microbial-community-responses-in-surface-soil-of-panzhihua-mining-and-smelting-area-china
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Xuelong Cao, Muhe Diao, Baogang Zhang, Hui Liu, Song Wang, Meng Yang
Spatial distribution of vanadium in surface soils from different processing stages of vanadium-bearing titanomagnetite in Panzhihua mining and smelting area (China) as well as responses of microbial communities including bacteria and fungi to vanadium were investigated by fieldwork and laboratory incubation experiment. The vanadium contents in this region ranged from 149.3 to 4793.6 mg kg(-1), exceeding the soil background value of vanadium in China (82 mg kg(-1)) largely. High-throughput DNA sequencing results showed bacterial communities from different manufacturing locations were quite diverse, but Bacteroidetes and Proteobacteria were abundant in all samples...
May 17, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499155/simple-screening-protocol-for-identification-of-potential-mycoremediation-tools-for-the-elimination-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-and-phenols-from-hyperalkalophile-industrial-effluents
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Ramón Alberto Batista-García, Vaidyanathan Vinoth Kumar, Arielle Ariste, Omar Eduardo Tovar-Herrera, Olivier Savary, Heidy Peidro-Guzmán, Deborah González-Abradelo, Stephen A Jackson, Alan D W Dobson, María Del Rayo Sánchez-Carbente, Jorge Luis Folch-Mallol, Roland Leduc, Hubert Cabana
A number of fungal strains belonging to the ascomycota, basidiomycota and zygomycota genera were subjected to an in vitro screening regime to assess their ligninolytic activity potential, with a view to their potential use in mycoremediation-based strategies to remove phenolic compounds and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from industrial wastewaters. All six basidiomycetes completely decolorized remazol brilliant blue R (RBBR), while also testing positive in both the guaiacol and gallic acid tests indicating good levels of lignolytic activity...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491137/boosting-lpmo-driven-lignocellulose-degradation-by-polyphenol-oxidase-activated-lignin-building-blocks
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Matthias Frommhagen, Sumanth Kumar Mutte, Adrie H Westphal, Martijn J Koetsier, Sandra W A Hinz, Jaap Visser, Jean-Paul Vincken, Dolf Weijers, Willem J H van Berkel, Harry Gruppen, Mirjam A Kabel
BACKGROUND: Many fungi boost the deconstruction of lignocellulosic plant biomass via oxidation using lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMOs). The application of LPMOs is expected to contribute to ecologically friendly conversion of biomass into fuels and chemicals. Moreover, applications of LPMO-modified cellulose-based products may be envisaged within the food or material industry. RESULTS: Here, we show an up to 75-fold improvement in LPMO-driven cellulose degradation using polyphenol oxidase-activated lignin building blocks...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481894/the-role-of-vosa-velb-activated-developmental-gene-vada-in-aspergillus-nidulans
#5
Hee-Soo Park, Mi-Kyung Lee, Sun Chang Kim, Jae-Hyuk Yu
The filamentous fungus Aspergillus nidulans primarily reproduces by forming asexual spores called conidia, the integrity of which is governed by the NF-κB type velvet regulators VosA and VelB. The VosA-VelB hetero-complex regulates the expression of spore-specific structural and regulatory genes during conidiogenesis. Here, we characterize one of the VosA/VelB-activated developmental genes, called vadA, the expression of which in conidia requires activity of both VosA and VelB. VadA (AN5709) is predicted to be a 532-amino acid length fungal-specific protein with a highly conserved domain of unknown function (DUF) at the N-terminus...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471414/melanisation-of-aspergillus-terreus-is-butyrolactone-i-involved-in-the-regulation-of-both-dopa-and-dhn-types-of-pigments-in-submerged-culture
#6
Elina K Palonen, Sheetal Raina, Annika Brandt, Jussi Meriluoto, Tajalli Keshavarz, Juhani T Soini
Pigments and melanins of fungal spores have been investigated for decades, revealing important roles in the survival of the fungus in hostile environments. The key genes and the encoded enzymes for pigment and melanin biosynthesis have recently been found in Ascomycota, including Aspergillus spp. In Aspergillus terreus, the pigmentation has remained mysterious with only one class of melanin biogenesis being found. In this study, we examined an intriguing, partially annotated gene cluster of A. terreus strain NIH2624, utilizing previously sequenced transcriptome and improved gene expression data of strain MUCL 38669, under the influence of a suggested quorum sensing inducing metabolite, butyrolactone I...
May 4, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468513/biofouling-of-reverse-osmosis-membranes-effects-of-cleaning-on-biofilm-microbial-communities-membrane-performance-and-adherence-of-extracellular-polymeric-substances
#7
Ashraf Al Ashhab, Amer Sweity, Bihter Bayramoglu, Moshe Herzberg, Osnat Gillor
Laboratory-scale reverse osmosis (RO) flat-sheet systems were used with two parallel flow cells, one treated with cleaning agents and a control (ie undisturbed). The cleaning efforts increased the affinity of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) to the RO membrane and altered the biofilm surface structure. Analysis of the membrane biofilm community composition revealed the dominance of Proteobacteria. However, within the phylum Proteobacteria, γ-Proteobacteria dominated the cleaned membrane biofilm, while β-Proteobacteria dominated the control biofilm...
May 4, 2017: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466300/diversity-and-antimicrobial-activity-of-culturable-fungi-from-fishscale-bamboo-phyllostachys-heteroclada-in-china
#8
Ying-Ke Zhou, Xiao-Ye Shen, Cheng-Lin Hou
An important and useful bamboo species, fishscale bamboo (Phyllostachys heteroclada Oliver), is broadly distributed in Southeast China and has multiple purposes, including uses in cuisine, weaving, Chinese medicine and ecological protection. However, no previous studies have focused on the endophytes of this plant. In our article, a total of 127 fungal strains were first isolated from the healthy branches and leaves of common P. heteroclada. These endophytic fungi could be directly categorized into 50 morphotypes according to their culture characteristics, and their internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions were analyzed for molecular identification...
June 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450660/understory-dwarf-bamboo-affects-microbial-community-structures-and-soil-properties-in-a-betula-ermanii-forest-in-northern-japan
#9
Bihe Kong, Lei Chen, Yasuhiro Kasahara, Akihiro Sumida, Kiyomi Ono, Jan Wild, Arata Nagatake, Ryusuke Hatano, Toshihiko Hara
In order to understand the relationships between understory bamboo and soil properties, we compared microbial community structures in the soil of a Betula ermanii boreal forest with Sasa kurilensis present and removed using high-throughput DNA sequencing. The presence of understory S. kurilensis strongly affected soil properties, including total carbon, total nitrogen, nitrate, and the C:N ratio as well as relative soil moisture. Marked differences were also noted in fungal and bacterial communities between plots...
April 28, 2017: Microbes and Environments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448771/geosmithia-associated-with-bark-beetles-and-woodborers-in-the-western-usa-taxonomic-diversity-and-vector-specificity
#10
Miroslav Kolařík, Jiri Hulcr, Ned Tisserat, Wilhelm De Beer, Martin Kostovčík, Zuzana Kolaříková, Steven J Seybold, David M Rizzo
Fungi in the genus Geosmithia (Ascomycota: Hypocreales) are frequent associates of bark beetles and woodborers that colonize hardwood and coniferous trees. One species, Geosmithia morbida, is an economically damaging invasive species. The authors surveyed the Geosmithia species of California and Colorado, USA, to (i) provide baseline data on taxonomy of Geosmithia and beetle vector specificity across the western USA; (ii) investigate the subcortical beetle fauna for alternative vectors of the invasive G. morbida; and (iii) interpret the community composition of this region within the emerging global biogeography of Geosmithia...
April 24, 2017: Mycologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439263/microbial-diversity-of-browning-peninsula-eastern-antarctica-revealed-using-molecular-and-cultivation-methods
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Sarita Pudasaini, John Wilson, Mukan Ji, Josie van Dorst, Ian Snape, Anne S Palmer, Brendan P Burns, Belinda C Ferrari
Browning Peninsula is an ice-free polar desert situated in the Windmill Islands, Eastern Antarctica. The entire site is described as a barren landscape, comprised of frost boils with soils dominated by microbial life. In this study, we explored the microbial diversity and edaphic drivers of community structure across this site using traditional cultivation methods, a novel approach the soil substrate membrane system (SSMS), and culture-independent 454-tag pyrosequencing. The measured soil environmental and microphysical factors of chlorine, phosphate, aspect and elevation were found to be significant drivers of the bacterial community, while none of the soil parameters analyzed were significantly correlated to the fungal community...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438013/characterization-of-newly-bred-cordyceps-militaris-strains-for-higher-production-of-cordycepin-through-hplc-and-urp-pcr-analysis
#12
Hyun-Hee Lee, Naru Kang, Inmyoung Park, Jungwook Park, Inyoung Kim, Jieun Kim, Namgyu Kim, Jae-Yun Lee, Young-Su Seo
Cordyceps militaris, a member of Ascomycota, a mushroom referred to as caterpillar Dong-chung-ha-cho, is commercially valuable because of its high content of bioactive substances including cordycepin and its potential for artificial cultivation. Cordycepin (3'-deoxyadenosine) is highly associated with the pharmacological effects of C. militaris. C. militaris is heterothallic in that two mating type loci, idiomorph MAT1-1 and MAT1-2, exist discretely in two different spores. In this study, nine C. militaris strains were mated with each other to prepare new strains that produced a larger amount of cordycepin than the parent strains...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436942/diversity-and-ecological-adaptations-in-palaeogene-lichens
#13
Ulla Kaasalainen, Alexander R Schmidt, Jouko Rikkinen
Lichens are highly specialized symbioses between heterotrophic fungi and photoautotrophic green algae or cyanobacteria. The mycobionts of many lichens produce morphologically complex thalli to house their photobionts. Lichens play important roles in ecosystems and have been used as indicators of environmental change. Here we report the finding of 152 new fossil lichens from European Palaeogene amber, and hence increase the total number of known fossil lichens from 15 to 167. Most of the fossils represent extant lineages of the Lecanoromycetes, an almost exclusively lichen-symbiotic class of Ascomycota...
April 24, 2017: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435347/five-new-records-of-soil-derived-trichoderma-in-korea-t-albolutescens-t-asperelloides-t-orientale-t-spirale-and-t-tomentosum
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Seokyoon Jang, Yeongseon Jang, Chul-Whan Kim, Hanbyul Lee, Joo-Hyun Hong, Young Mok Heo, Young Min Lee, Dong Wan Lee, Hyang Burm Lee, Jae-Jin Kim
Despite the huge worldwide diversity of Trichoderma (Hypocreaceae, Ascomycota), only about 22 species have been reported in Korea. Thus, between 2013 and 2015, soil-derived Trichoderma spp. were isolated to reveal the diversity of Korean Trichoderma. Phylogenetic analysis of translation elongation factor 1 alpha gene was used for identification. Among the soil-derived Trichoderma, Trichoderma albolutescens, T. asperelloides, T. orientale, T. spirale, and T. tomentosum have not been previously reported in Korea...
March 2017: Mycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426712/the-culturable-mycobiota-of-flabellia-petiolata-first-survey-of-marine-fungi-associated-to-a-mediterranean-green-alga
#15
Giorgio Gnavi, Laura Garzoli, Anna Poli, Valeria Prigione, Gaëtan Burgaud, Giovanna Cristina Varese
Algae-inhabiting marine fungi represent a taxonomically and ecologically interesting group of microorganisms still largely neglected, especially in temperate regions. The aim of this study was to isolate and to identify the culturable mycobiota associated with Flabellia petiolata, a green alga frequently retrieved in the Mediterranean basin. Twenty algal thalli were collected from two different sampling sites in the Mediterranean Sea (Elba Island, Italy). A polyphasic approach showed the presence of a relevant alga-associated mycobiota with 64 taxa identified...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423427/influence-of-temperature-and-relative-humidity-on-the-insecticidal-efficacy-of-metarhizium-anisopliae-against-larvae-of-ephestia-kuehniella-lepidoptera-pyralidae-on-wheat
#16
Christos G Athanassiou, Nickolas G Kavallieratos, Christos I Rumbos, Demetrius C Kontodimas
A series of laboratory bioassays were conducted for the evaluation of the insecticidal efficacy of an isolate of Metarhizium anisopliae (Metschnikoff) Sorokin (Ascomycota: Hypocreales) against larvae of the Mediterranean flour moth, Ephestia kuehniella Zeller (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), under various temperature-relative humidity (r.h.) conditions. The fungus was applied at four doses (0, 8 × 106, 8 × 108, and 8 × 1010 conidia ml-1) on wheat and insect mortality was assessed after exposure of 1, 2, 7, and 14 d...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423416/beauveria-bassiana-ascomycota-hypocreales-introduced-as-an-endophyte-in-corn-plants-and-its-effects-on-consumption-reproductive-capacity-and-food-preference-of-dichroplus-maculipennis-orthoptera-acrididae-melanoplinae
#17
Sebastian A Pelizza, Yanina Mariottini, Leticia M Russo, M Florencia Vianna, Ana C Scorsetti, Carlos E Lange
In this study, the effects of strain Beauveria bassiana (LPSC 1067) as an endophyte in corn plants on consumption, fecundity, and food preference of Dichroplus maculipennis were examined. We observed that the daily consumption by grasshoppers fed with control plants was almost twice that of those that were fed treated plants. Significant differences in fecundity of grasshoppers that were fed with treated plants compared with those that only fed on control plants were also observed. The number of eggs laid per female fed with control plants was 27...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421041/metagenome-wide-association-study-and-machine-learning-prediction-of-bulk-soil-microbiome-and-crop-productivity
#18
Hao-Xun Chang, James S Haudenshield, Charles R Bowen, Glen L Hartman
Areas within an agricultural field in the same season often differ in crop productivity despite having the same cropping history, crop genotype, and management practices. One hypothesis is that abiotic or biotic factors in the soils differ between areas resulting in these productivity differences. In this study, bulk soil samples collected from a high and a low productivity area from within six agronomic fields in Illinois were quantified for abiotic and biotic characteristics. Extracted DNA from these bulk soil samples were shotgun sequenced...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417909/interactions-among-the-predatory-midge-aphidoletes-aphidimyza-diptera-cecidomyiidae-the-fungal-pathogen-metarhizium-brunneum-ascomycota-hypocreales-and-maize-infesting-aphids-in-greenhouse-mesocosms
#19
Ana Gorete Campos de Azevedo, Bernhardt Michael Steinwender, Jørgen Eilenberg, Lene Sigsgaard
The generalist entomopathogenic fungus, Metarhizium brunneum, has proved to have great potential as a versatile biological pest control agent. The gall midge Aphidoletes aphidimyza is a specialist predator that occurs naturally in Europe and has been successfully used for aphid suppression. However, the interaction between these two biological control organisms and how it may affect the biological control of aphids awaits further investigation. As part of the EU-supported project INBIOSOIL, this study was conducted in greenhouse conditions to assess the possible effects of combining both biological control agents...
April 12, 2017: Insects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402787/structural-character-evolution-in-pucciniomycotina-mitosis-septa-and-hyphal-branch-initiation-in-two-helicogloea-species
#20
David J McLaughlin, T K Arun Kumar, Mahajabeen Padamsee, Merje Toome-Heller, Elizabeth M Frieders, M Catherine Aime
Early diverging taxa of Ascomycota and Basidiomycota share similarities in subcellular characters of the spindle pole body (SPB), nuclear division, and septal pore apparatus, but our understanding of character evolution is incomplete because of the limited number of structural studies within the earliest diverging subphyla of Dikarya, Taphrinomycotina and Pucciniomycotina. Two species of Helicogloea (Atractiellomycetes) were analyzed for these characters and provide data on SPB and nuclear division for an additional class of Pucciniomycotina...
2017: Mycologia
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