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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547342/trichosporon-asteroides-isolated-from-cutaneous-lesions-of-a-suspected-case-of-paracoccidioidomycosis-ceti-in-a-bottlenose-dolphin-tursiops-truncatus
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Keiichi Ueda, Ichiro Nakamura, Eiko Nakagawa Itano, Kazunori Takemura, Yasutomo Nakazato, Ayako Sano
"Paracoccidioidomycosis ceti" is a rare zoonotic fungal infection affecting dolphins and is endemic worldwide. The causative agents are Paracoccidioides species; however, it is impossible to isolate the fungal species. We isolated Trichosporon asteroides from multifocal, irregularly raised skin lesions on a female bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) captured off coast of Japan, which was suspected to have "paracoccidioidomycosis ceti." An abundance of round, yeast-like cells was detected in a potassium hydroxide direct-mount specimen of the skin samples; however, nested PCR targeting the partial sequence of 43-kDa glycoprotein-coding gene correspondent to Paracoccidioides sp...
May 25, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542845/soil-fungal-diversity-in-natural-grasslands-of-the-tibetan-plateau-associations-with-plant-diversity-and-productivity
#2
Teng Yang, Jonathan M Adams, Yu Shi, Jin-Sheng He, Xin Jing, Litong Chen, Leho Tedersoo, Haiyan Chu
Previous studies have revealed inconsistent correlations between fungal diversity and plant diversity from local to global scales, and there is a lack of information about the diversity-diversity and productivity-diversity relationships for fungi in alpine regions. Here we investigated the internal relationships between soil fungal diversity, plant diversity and productivity across 60 grassland sites on the Tibetan Plateau, using Illumina sequencing of the internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) region for fungal identification...
May 22, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542495/dna-barcoding-and-lc-ms-metabolite-profiling-of-the-lichen-forming-genus-melanelia-specimen-identification-and-discrimination-focusing-on-icelandic-taxa
#3
Maonian Xu, Starri Heidmarsson, Margret Thorsteinsdottir, Finnur F Eiriksson, Sesselja Omarsdottir, Elin S Olafsdottir
Taxa in the genus Melanelia (Parmeliaceae, Ascomycota) belong to a group of saxicolous lichens with brown to black foliose thalli, which have recently undergone extensive changes in circumscription. Taxa belonging to Parmeliaceae are prolific producers of bioactive compounds, which have also been traditionally used for chemotaxonomic purposes. However, the chemical diversity of the genus Melanelia and the use of chemical data for species discrimination in this genus are largely unexplored. In addition, identification based on morphological characters is challenging due to few taxonomically informative characters...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531364/analysis-of-the-internal-transcribed-spacer-region-of-ascaris-suum-and-ascaris-lumbricoides-derived-from-free-range-tibetan-pigs
#4
Kun Li, Houqiang Luo, Hui Zhang, Khalid Mehmood, Muhammad Shahzad, Lihong Zhang, Jiakui Li
Ascaris suum (A. suum) is the most commonly occurring worldwide internal parasite of pigs; however, little is known about this organism in Tibetan pigs in China. A study was carried to isolate and identify the characteristics of internal transcribed spacer region (ITS) gene of A. suum derived from Tibetan pigs. Adult nematodes were collected from Tibetan pigs in 2015-2016. Total genomic DNA of the extracted parasites was performed and a fragment of the ITS of mitochondrial (mt) gene was amplified. The amplicons were cloned into PGEM®-T Easy Vector (Promega, WI) and the positive clones were sequenced by ABI 3730 × 1 sequencer...
May 21, 2017: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529264/communities-of-putative-ericoid-mycorrhizal-fungi-isolated-from-alpine-dwarf-shrubs-in-japan-effects-of-host-identity-and-microhabitat
#5
Takahiko Koizumi, Kazuhide Nara
Dwarf shrubs of the family Ericaceae are common in arctic and alpine regions. Many of these plants are associated with ericoid mycorrhizal (ERM) fungi, which allow them to take nutrients and water from the soil under harsh environmental conditions and, thus, affect host plant survival. Despite the importance of ERM fungi to alpine plant communities, limited information is available on the effects of microhabitat and host identity on ERM fungal communities. We investigated the communities of putative ERM fungi isolated from five dwarf shrub species (Arcterica nana, Diapensia lapponica, Empetrum nigrum, Loiseleuria procumbens, and Vaccinium vitis-idaea) that co-occur in an alpine region of Japan, with reference to distinct microhabitats provided by large stone pine (Pinus pumila) shrubs (i...
May 20, 2017: Microbes and Environments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526036/molecular-characterization-of-dirofilaria-spp-circulating-in-portugal
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Cátia Ferreira, Ana Afonso, Manuela Calado, Isabel Maurício, Ana Margarida Alho, José Meireles, Luís Madeira de Carvalho, Silvana Belo
BACKGROUND: Dirofilariosis is a potentially zoonotic parasitic disease, mainly transmitted by mosquito vectors in many parts of the world. Data concerning the canine Dirofilaria species currently circulating in Portugal is scarce. Thereby, a large-scale study was conducted to determine the Dirofilaria spp. present in Portugal, based on a molecular approach, and also to optimize a reliable and highly sensitive species-specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay that could be used for the simultaneous detection and differentiation of Dirofilaria immitis, Dirofilaria repens, and other concurrent filarial species in animal reservoirs...
May 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515718/fungal-diversity-in-field-mold-damaged-soybean-fruits-and-pathogenicity-identification-based-on-high-throughput-rdna-sequencing
#7
Jiang Liu, Jun-Cai Deng, Cai-Qiong Yang, Ni Huang, Xiao-Li Chang, Jing Zhang, Feng Yang, Wei-Guo Liu, Xiao-Chun Wang, Tai-Wen Yong, Jun-Bo Du, Kai Shu, Wen-Yu Yang
Continuous rain and an abnormally wet climate during harvest can easily lead to soybean plants being damaged by field mold (FM), which can reduce seed yield and quality. However, to date, the underlying pathogen and its resistance mechanism have remained unclear. The objective of the present study was to investigate the fungal diversity of various soybean varieties and to identify and confirm the FM pathogenic fungi. A total of 62,382 fungal ITS1 sequences clustered into 164 operational taxonomic units (OTUs) with 97% sequence similarity; 69 taxa were recovered from the samples by internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region sequencing...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512376/oscheius-microvilli-n-sp-nematoda-rhabditidae-a-facultatively-pathogenic-nematode-from-chongming-island-china
#8
Guixin Zhou, Huan Yang, Feng Wang, Haoran Bao, Guoxiang Wang, Xianglong Hou, Jian Lin, Gabriel Yedid, Keyun Zhang
A new species, Oscheius microvilli n. sp., was found on Chongming Island (Shanghai, China). The new species is morphologically similar to the type strain of Oscheius myriophilus, but can be distinguished from it and other species of Oscheius on the basis of unique morphological characteristics of the bursa as well as male papillae. In this new species, the male bursal papillar formula is 2, 1, 3, 3 with everted tips in the first, fifth, and seventh pairs. The bursal rim is jagged, joins together anterior to the spicules, and is partially extended and decorated with microvilli...
March 2017: Journal of Nematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512374/description-of-enchodorus-yeatsi-n-sp-dorylaimida-nordiidae-from-southern-iran-and-its-molecular-phylogenetic-study
#9
Majid Pedram
Enchodorus yeatsi n. sp., a new species of the rare genus Enchodorus is described and illustrated based on its morphological and molecular characters. It was recovered from southern Iran. Females of the new species are characterized by having 1,511.3- to 1,792.5-µm long slender body, angular lip region having prominent papillae, 12- to 13-µm long odontostyle, double guiding ring, simple rod-like odontophore, didelphic-amphidelphic reproductive system, and 102- to 160-µm long elongate-conoid tail with rounded tip...
March 2017: Journal of Nematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512371/first-report-of-the-spiral-nematode-helicotylenchus-microlobus-infecting-soybean-in-north-dakota
#10
Guiping Yan, Addison Plaisance, Danqiong Huang, Zafar A Handoo
Spiral nematodes (Helicotylenchus spp.) are common plant-parasitic nematodes in fields of many crops. In June 2015, two soil samples were collected from a soybean field in Richland County, ND. Nematodes were extracted from soil using the sugar centrifugal flotation method (Jenkins, 1964). Plant-parasitic nematodes were identified to genus based on morphological features and counted. Both samples contained spiral nematodes from 1,500 to 3,300 per kilogram of soil. In June and August 2016, 10 soil samples were collected from the same field...
March 2017: Journal of Nematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512346/cryptic-diversity-in-the-japanese-mantis-shrimp-oratosquilla-oratoria-crustacea-squillidae-allopatric-diversification-secondary-contact-and-hybridization
#11
Jiao Cheng, Zhong-Li Sha
Mounting evidence of cryptic species in the marine realm emphasizes the necessity to thoroughly revise our current perceptions of marine biodiversity and species distributions. Here, we used mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I (mtDNA COI) and nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (nrDNA ITS) to investigate cryptic diversity and potential hybridization in the Japanese mantis shrimp Oratosquilla oratoria in the Northwestern (NW) Pacific. Both mitochondrial and nuclear gene genealogies revealed two cryptic species in this morphotaxon, which was further confirmed by extensive population-level analyses...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510184/footprint-of-the-eastern-euroasian-past-in-italian-populations-of-cryptotaenia-thomasii-ten-dc
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Anna Maria Palermo, Liliana Bernardo, Domenico Gargano, Giuseppe Pellegrino
BACKGROUND: The knowledge of the genetic architecture of closely related species and/or populations of a single species can be very useful to shed light on the processes that led to their current distributions. The present study provides a preliminary evaluation of the conservation status of the populations of Cryptotaenia thomasii, a very narrow endemic species occurring in southern Italy. Previous studies showed that C. thomasii was phylogenetically closely related to C. flahaultii, endemic species of Caucasus, and to evaluate its conservation status and the genetic variability of plant species the internal transcribed spacers (ITSs) of nuclear ribosomal DNA were sequenced and the SNPs were analyzed...
December 2017: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509612/defining-the-phylogenetic-position-of-amanita-species-from-andean-colombia
#13
Natalia Vargas, Carlos José Pardo-de La Hoz, Giovanna Danies, Ana Esperanza Franco-Molano, Pedro Jiménez, Silvia Restrepo, Alejandro Grajales
Amanita is a worldwide-distributed fungal genus, with approximately 600 known species. Most species within the genus are ectomycorrhizal (ECM), with some saprotrophic representatives. In this study, we constructed the first comprehensive phylogeny including ECM species from Colombia collected in native Quercus humboldtii forests and in introduced Pinus patula plantations. We included 8 species (A. brunneolocularis, A. colombiana, A. flavoconia, A. fuligineodisca, A. muscaria, A. rubescens, A. sororcula, and A...
April 12, 2017: Mycologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508224/rescue-of-infectious-salmon-anemia-virus-isav-from-cloned-cdna
#14
Daniela Toro-Ascuy, Marcelo Cortez-San Martín
The piscine Orthomyxovirus called Infectious Salmon Anemia Virus (ISAV) is one of the most important emerging pathogens affecting the salmon industry worldwide. The first reverse genetics system for ISAV, which allows the generation of recombinant ISA virus (rISAV), is an important tool for the characterization and study of this fish virus. The plasmid-based reverse genetics system for ISAV includes the use of a novel fish promoter, the Atlantic salmon internal transcribed spacer region 1 (ITS-1). The salmon, viral and mammalian genetic elements included in pSS-URG vectors allow the expression of the eight viral RNA segments...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505209/genetic-identification-and-evolutionary-trends-of-the-seagrass-halophila-nipponica-in-temperate-coastal-waters-of-korea
#15
Young Kyun Kim, Seung Hyeon Kim, Joo Mi Yi, Chang-Keun Kang, Frederick Short, Kun-Seop Lee
Although seagrass species in the genus Halophila are generally distributed in tropical or subtropical regions, H. nipponica has been reported to occur in temperate coastal waters of the northwestern Pacific. Because H. nipponica occurs only in the warm temperate areas influenced by the Kuroshio Current and shows a tropical seasonal growth pattern, such as severely restricted growth in low water temperatures, it was hypothesized that this temperate Halophila species diverged from tropical species in the relatively recent evolutionary past...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501467/keratitis-by-a-rare-pathogen-colletotrichum-gloeosporioides-a-case-report
#16
S T Pote, A Chakraborty, K K Lahiri, M S Patole, R A Deshmukh, S R Shah
Colletotrichum species have been reported infrequently as the cause of keratitis or subcutaneous lesions. The patient we describe developed keratitis after ocular trauma. The sample from the corneal scrapings grew Colletotrichum gloeosporioides as identified from morphological characters and DNA sequence of the 'Internal Transcribed Spacer' (ITS) region. The patient underwent topical application of amphotericin-B followed by itraconazole and natamycin treatment. Simultaneous oral voriconazole regimen leads to complete regression of corneal ulcer...
May 10, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493414/investigating-niche-partitioning-of-ectomycorrhizal-fungi-in-specialized-rooting-zones-of-the-monodominant-leguminous-tree-dicymbe-corymbosa
#17
Matthew E Smith, Terry W Henkel, Gwendolyn C Williams, M Catherine Aime, Alexander K Fremier, Rytas Vilgalys
Temperate ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi show segregation whereby some species dominate in organic layers and others favor mineral soils. Weak layering in tropical soils is hypothesized to decrease niche space and therefore reduce the diversity of ectomycorrhizal fungi. The Neotropical ECM tree Dicymbe corymbosa forms monodominant stands and has a distinct physiognomy with vertical crown development, adventitious roots and massive root mounds, leading to multi-stemmed trees with spatially segregated rooting environments: aerial litter caches, aerial decayed wood, organic root mounds and mineral soil...
May 11, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491079/similar-morphologies-but-different-origins-hybrid-status-of-two-more-semi-creeping-taxa-of-melastoma
#18
Peishan Zou, Wei Lun Ng, Wei Wu, Seping Dai, Zulin Ning, Shuqiong Wang, Ying Liu, Qiang Fan, Renchao Zhou
Inferring the origins of hybrid taxa based on morphology alone is difficult because morphologically similar hybrids can arise from hybridization between different populations of the same parental species or be produced by hybridization of different parental species. In this study, we investigated the origins of two semi-creeping taxa in Melastoma, which are morphologically similar to a natural hybrid, M. intermedium, by sequencing a chloroplast intergenic spacer, nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer and two low-copy nuclear genes (tpi and cam) in these taxa and their putative parental species...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489971/phylogenetic-systematics-of-syncephalis-zoopagales-zoopagomycotina-a-genus-of-ubiquitous-mycoparasites
#19
Katherine L Lazarus, Gerald L Benny, Hsiao-Man Ho, Matthew E Smith
We examined phylogenetic relationships among species of the mycoparasite genus Syncephalis using sequences from three nuclear ribsosomal DNA genes (18S, 5.8S, and 28S nuc rDNA) and a gene encoding the largest subunit of RNA polymerase II (RPB1). Our data set included 88 Syncephalis isolates comprising 23 named species and several unnamed taxa. We also revived a culturing technique using beef liver and cellophane to grow several Syncephalis isolates without their host fungi to obtain pure parasite DNA. Most isolates, however, were grown in co-cultures with their host fungi, so we designed Syncephalis-specific primers to obtain sequence data...
March 15, 2017: Mycologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486030/two-new-species-of-phylloporus-from-bangladesh-with-morphological-and-molecular-evidence
#20
Iqbal Hosen, Tai-Hui Li
Two new species of Phylloporus from Bangladesh forests dominated by Shorea robusta are described and illustrated, based on morphological and molecular phylogenetic evidence. Phylloporus attenuatus is characterized by its wine-red to brownish-red pilei, decurrent lamellae that stain blue, downwards tapering stipe, a trichodermium pileipellis, and ellipsoidal-ovoid to ellipsoidal basidiospores (7-8 × 4-5 µm). Phylloporus catenulatus is characterized by its small-sized basidiomata with reddish-brown pilei, narrowly decurrent with distant lamellae that stain blue, a subepithelium pileipellis, and ellipsoidal to ellipsoidal-ovoid basidiospores (8-9...
April 4, 2017: Mycologia
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