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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098865/endophytic-fungi-from-mangrove-inhibit-lung-cancer-cell-growth-and-angiogenesis-in-vitro
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Xin Liu, Xin Wu, Yuefan Ma, Wenzhang Zhang, Liang Hu, Xiaowei Feng, Xiangyong Li, Xudong Tang
The secondary metabolites of mangrove-derived endophytic fungi contain multiple substances with novel structures and biological activities. In the present study, three types of mangrove plants, namely Kandelia candel, Rhizophora stylosa and Rhizophoraceae from Zhanjiang region including the leaves, roots and stems were collected, and endophytic fungi were isolated, purified and identified from these mangrove plants. MTT assay was used to observe the effects of the isolated endophytic fungi on the growth of A549 and NCI-H460 lung cancer cells...
January 16, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098142/carbon-translocation-from-a-plant-to-an-insect-pathogenic-endophytic-fungus
#2
Scott W Behie, Camila C Moreira, Irina Sementchoukova, Larissa Barelli, Paul M Zelisko, Michael J Bidochka
Metarhizium robertsii is a common soil fungus that occupies a specialized ecological niche as an endophyte and an insect pathogen. Previously, we showed that the endophytic capability and insect pathogenicity of Metarhizium are coupled to provide an active method of insect-derived nitrogen transfer to a host plant via fungal mycelia. We speculated that in exchange for this insect-derived nitrogen, the plant would provide photosynthate to the fungus. By using (13)CO2, we show the incorporation of (13)C into photosynthate and the subsequent translocation of (13)C into fungal-specific carbohydrates (trehalose and chitin) in the root/endophyte complex...
January 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097404/complete-mitochondrial-genome-of-the-endophytic-fungus-pestalotiopsis-fici-features-and-evolution
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Shu Zhang, Xiu-Na Wang, Xiao-Ling Zhang, Xing-Zhong Liu, Yong-Jie Zhang
Endophytic fungi (EF) live within plants and have profound impacts on plant communities. They are astonishingly diverse but poorly studied at the genome level. Herein, we assembled the mitochondrial genome (mitogenome) of the EF Pestalotiopsis fici, annotated and compared it with those of other relatives to better understand the evolution of the EF lineage. Except for standard fungal mitochondrial genes, the 69,529-bp circular mitogenome of P. fici harbors 18 introns acquired possibly through lateral transfer from other fungi and nine free-standing open reading frames with some scarcely seen in fungal mitogenomes...
January 17, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094064/bioprospecting-of-antimicrobial-activity-of-extracts-of-endophytic-fungi-from-bauhinia-guianensis
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Eduardo A A Pinheiro, Jeferson R S Pina, André O Feitosa, Josiwander M Carvalho, Fábio C Borges, Patrícia S B Marinho, Andrey M R Marinho
Antibiotic resistance results in higher medical costs, prolonged hospital stays and increased mortality and is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. Therefore, this study aims to search for new antimicrobial agents through bioprospecting of extracts of endophytic fungi from Bauhinia guianensis, a typical Amazonian plant used in combating infections. Seventeen (17) fungi were isolated and as result the methanolic extract of the fungus Exserohilum rostratum showed good activity against the bacteria tested...
January 13, 2017: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089614/dark-septate-endophyte-decreases-stress-on-rice-plants
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Silvana Gomes Dos Santos, Paula Renata Alves da Silva, Andres Calderin Garcia, Jerri Édson Zilli, Ricardo Luis Louro Berbara
Abiotic stress is one of the major limiting factors for plant development and productivity, which makes it important to identify microorganisms capable of increasing plant tolerance to stress. Dark septate endophytes can be symbionts of plants. In the present study, we evaluated the ability of dark septate endophytes isolates to reduce the effects of water stress in the rice varieties Nipponbare and Piauí. The experiments were performed under gnotobiotic conditions, and the water stress was induced with PEG...
December 27, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089045/biotransformation-of-limonene-by-an-endophytic-fungus-using-synthetic-and-orange-residue-based-media
#6
Mário Cesar Jucoski Bier, Adriane Bianchi Pedroni Medeiros, Carlos Ricardo Soccol
Aroma and fragrances have high commercial value for use in food, cosmetics and perfumes. The biotransformation of terpenes by microorganisms represents an attractive alternative method for production of flavourings. Endophytic fungi offer a great potential for the production of several groups of compounds; however, few studies have evaluated the biotransformation of limonene. Following preliminary studies on the biotransformation of limonene, submerged fermentation was carried out using an endophytic fungus isolated from Pinus taeda and identified as Phomopsis sp...
February 2017: Fungal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078400/characterization-of-four-endophytic-fungi-as-potential-consolidated-bioprocessing-hosts-for-conversion-of-lignocellulose-into-advanced-biofuels
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Weihua Wu, Ryan W Davis, Mary Bao Tran-Gyamfi, Alan Kuo, Kurt LaButti, Sirma Mihaltcheva, Hope Hundley, Mansi Chovatia, Erika Lindquist, Kerrie Barry, Igor V Grigoriev, Bernard Henrissat, John M Gladden
Recently, several endophytic fungi have been demonstrated to produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) with properties similar to fossil fuels, called "mycodiesel," while growing on lignocellulosic plant and agricultural residues. The fact that endophytes are plant symbionts suggests that some may be able to produce lignocellulolytic enzymes, making them capable of both deconstructing lignocellulose and converting it into mycodiesel, two properties that indicate that these strains may be useful consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) hosts for the biofuel production...
January 12, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073200/the-role-of-intraoperative-ultrasound-in-small-renal-mass-robotic-enucleation
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Roberta Gunelli, Massimo Fiori, Cristiano Salaris, Umberto Salomone, Marco Urbinati, Alexia Vici, Teo Zenico, Mauro Bertocco
INTRODUCTION: As a result of the growing evidence on tumor radical resection in literature, simple enucleation has become one of the best techniques associated to robotic surgery in the treatment of renal neoplasia, as it guarantees minimal invasiveness and the maximum sparing of renal tissue, facilitating the use of reduced or zero ischemia techniques during resection. The use of a robotic ultrasound probe represents a useful tool to detect and define tumor location, especially in poorly exophytic small renal mass...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072559/control-of-endophytic-frankia-sporulation-by-alnus-nodule-metabolites
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Anne-Emmanuelle Hay De-Bettignies, Hasna Boubakri, Antoine Buonomo, Marjolaine Rey, Guillaume Meiffren, Laetitia Cotin-Galvan, Gilles Comte, Aude Herrera-Belaroussi
A unique case of microbial symbiont capable of dormancy within its living host cells has been reported in actinorhizal symbioses: some Frankia strains, named Sp+, are able to sporulate inside plant cells, contrarily to Sp- strains. The presence of metabolically slowed down bacterial structures in host cells alters our understanding of symbiosis based on reciprocal benefits between both partners, and its impact on the symbiotic processes remains unknown. The present work reports a metabolomic study of Sp+ and Sp- nodules (from Alnus glutinosa), in order to highlight variabilities associated with in-planta sporulation...
January 10, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070613/the-plant-growth-promoting-effect-of-the-nitrogen-fixing-endophyte-pseudomonas-stutzeri-a15
#10
Van T K Pham, Hans Rediers, Maarten G K Ghequire, Hiep H Nguyen, René De Mot, Jos Vanderleyden, Stijn Spaepen
The use of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria as a sustainable alternative for chemical nitrogen fertilizers has been explored for many economically important crops. For one such strain isolated from rice rhizosphere and endosphere, nitrogen-fixing Pseudomonas stutzeri A15, unequivocal evidence of the plant growth-promoting effect and the potential contribution of biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) is still lacking. In this study, we investigated the effect of P. stutzeri A15 inoculation on the growth of rice seedlings in greenhouse conditions...
January 9, 2017: Archives of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067069/a-phytotoxic-bicyclic-lactone-and-other-compounds-from-endophyte-xylaria-curta
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Abdou Tchoukoua, Takuma Ota, Rima Akanuma, Yu-Ming Ju, Unang Supratman, Tetsuya Murayama, Takuya Koseki, Yoshihito Shiono
A new compound, (3aS,6aR)-4,5-dimethyl-3,3a,6,6a-tetrahydro-2H-cyclopenta [b]furan-2-one (2), along with two known metabolites, myrotheciumone A (1) and 4-oxo-4H-pyron-3-acetic acid (3) was isolated from the ethyl acetate extract of fermentation broth of Xylaria curta 92092022. The structures of these compounds were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic methods (UV, IR, HRESITOFMS, 1D NMR, and 2D NMR). Compounds 1 and 2 showed moderate antibacterial and phytotoxic activities.
January 9, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063119/seco-sativene-and-seco-longifolene-sesquiterpenoids-from-cultures-of-endophytic-fungus-bipolaris-eleusines
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Man-Si Yang, Xiao-Yue Cai, Yuan-Yuan He, Meng-Ying Lu, Shuang Liu, Wen-Xiang Wang, Zheng-Hui Li, Hong-Lian Ai, Tao Feng
Two new seco-sativene sesquiterpenoids, bipolenins D (1) and E (2), a new seco-longifolene sesquiterpenoid, bipolenin F (3), together with three known analogues (4-6), were obtained from cultures of endophytic fungus Bipolaris eleusines. Their structures were established by MS and NMR data. Compounds 1-6 showed no activity to five human cancer cell lines.
January 6, 2017: Natural Products and Bioprospecting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063101/elimination-and-molecular-identification-of-endophytic-bacterial-contaminants-during-in-vitro-propagation-of-bambusa-balcooa
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Syandan Sinha Ray, Md Nasim Ali, Shibasis Mukherjee, Gautam Chatterjee, Maitreyi Banerjee
Bambusa balcooa is an economically important, multipurpose bamboo species, decidedly used in construction industry. Availability of natural bamboo is depleting very rapidly due to accelerated deforestation and its unrestrained use. The large number and timely supply of saplings are the need of the hour for the restoration of bamboo stands. Micropropagation, being the potent alternative for season independent rapid regeneration, is restricted in bamboo because of endophytic contamination. An in vitro attempt has been taken to overcome the endophytic contamination by using broad spectrum antibiotics as surface sterilant as well as a media component...
February 2017: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060404/diversity-and-composition-of-rhizospheric-soil-and-root-endogenous-bacteria-in-panax-notoginseng-during-continuous-cropping-practices
#14
Yong Tan, Yinshan Cui, Haoyu Li, Anxiu Kuang, Xiaoran Li, Yunlin Wei, Xiuling Ji
Rhizobacteria and endophytic bacteria play important roles in protecting host plants from infection by phytopathogens, which cause soil-borne diseases and severely impair plant health. Panax notoginseng is negatively affected by continuous cropping and becomes vulnerable to attack by microbial pathogens. In the present study, culture-independent Illumina MiSeq was used to investigate root-endophytic and rhizospheric bacteria in response to continuous cropping of P. notoginseng. Numbers of rhizospheric bacteria decreased with continuous P...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Basic Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059654/clinical-features-and-surgical-outcomes-of-patients-with-skull-base-chordoma-a-retrospective-analysis-of-238-patients
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Liang Wang, Zhen Wu, Kaibing Tian, Ke Wang, Da Li, Junpeng Ma, Guijun Jia, Liwei Zhang, Junting Zhang
OBJECTIVE Skull base chordoma is relatively rare, and a limited number of reports have been published regarding its clinical features. Moreover, the factors associated with extent of resection, as well as the value of marginal resection for long-term survival, are still in question for this disease. The objective of this study was to investigate these factors by evaluating their clinical features and surgical outcomes. METHODS A retrospective analysis of 238 patients with skull base chordomas, who met the inclusion criteria, was performed...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058667/evaluation-of-high-risk-features-of-primary-enucleation-of-patients-with-retinoblastoma-in-a-tertiary-center-of-a-developing-country-in-the-era-of-intra-arterial-chemotherapy
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Funda Dikkaya, Ahmet Murat Sarıcı, Firuze Erbek, Tiraje Celkan, Mehmet Serhat Mangan, Övgü Aydın, Cuyan Demirkesen, Halit Pazarlı
PURPOSE: To evaluate the frequency of high-risk histopathologic factors in Turkish children enucleated for retinoblastoma and to analyze the association between growth pattern, rosetta formation, tumor thickness, presence of necrosis, calcification, neovascularization, rate of mitosis, and high-risk histopathologic factors. METHODS: Pathology reports of 59 eyes who had received enucleation for retinoblastoma were reviewed retrospectively. The histopathologic data included presence of choroidal invasion, optic nerve invasion, scleral extension, tumor thickness, presence of necrosis, calcification, neovascularization, rosetta formation and lymphocyte infiltration, rate of mitosis, and growth pattern...
January 5, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058469/fungal-endophytes-an-alternative-source-for-production-of-volatile-compounds-from-agarwood-oil-of-aquilaria-subintegra
#17
Sakon Monggoot, Siam Popluechai, Eleni Gentekaki, Patcharee Pripdeevech
Fungal endophytes are microorganisms that are well-known for producing a diverse array of secondary metabolites. Recent studies have uncovered the bioprospecting potential of several plant endophytic fungi. Here, we demonstrate the presence of highly bioactive fungal endophytic species in Aquilaria subintegra, a fragrant wood plant collected from Thailand. Thirty-three fungal endophytic strains were isolated and further identified to genus level based on morphological characteristics. These genera included Colletotrichum, Pestalotiopsis, Fusarium, Russula, Arthrinium, Diaporthe and Cladosporium...
January 5, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056223/arthrobacter-halophytocola-sp-nov-a-novel-endophytic-actinomycete-isolated-from-the-roots-of-a-coastal-halophyte-limonium-sinense
#18
Wei-Wei Feng, Tian-Tian Wang, Juan-Luan Bai, Peng Ding, Ke Xing, Ji-Hong Jiang, Xue Peng, Sheng Qin
A novel actinobacterium designated KLBMP 5180T, was isolated from the surface-sterilized root of a coastal halophyte Limonium sinense collected from the city of Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, east of China. The isolate was Gram-stain-positive, aerobic and non-motile. The components of cell-wall peptidoglycan were lysine, glutamic acid and alanine. The predominant menaquinone was MK-9 (70%). The polar lipids were diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylinositol and one unknown phospholipid...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052394/does-hybridization-of-endophytic-symbionts-in-a-native-grass-increase-fitness-in-resource-limited-environments
#19
Stanley H Faeth, Martina Oberhofer, Susanna Saari, Kristin E Haskins, Tatsiana Shymanovich
Hybridization is common among plants, animals and microbes. However, the ecological consequences of hybridization for microbes are far less understood than for plants and animals. For symbiotic Epichloë fungi, hybridization is widespread and may augment the well-known benefits of the endophytes to their grass hosts, especially in stressful environments. We tested the hybrid fitness hypothesis (HFH) that hybrid endophytes enhance fitness in stressful environments relative to non-hybrid endophytes. In a long-term field experiment, we monitored growth and reproduction of hybrid-infected (H+), non-hybrid infected (NH+), naturally endophyte free (E-) plants and those plants from which the endophyte had been experimentally removed (H- and NH-) in resource-rich and resource-poor environments...
January 2017: Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050856/improved-endoglucanase-production-and-mycelial-biomass-of-some-ericoid-fungi
#20
O R Adeoyo, B I Pletschke, J F Dames
Fungal species associated with ericaceous plant roots produce a number of enzymes and other bio-active metabolites in order to enhance survival of their host plants in natural environments. This study focussed on endoglucanase production from root associated ericoid mycorrhizal and dark septate endophytic fungal isolates. Out of the five fungal isolates screened, Leohumicola sp. (ChemRU330/PPRI 13195) had the highest relative enzyme activity and was tested along with isolates belonging to Hyloscyphaceae (EdRU083/PPRI 17284) and Leotiomycetes (EdRU002/PPRI 17261) for endoglucanase production under different pH and nutritional conditions that included: carbon sources, nitrogen sources and metal ions, at an optimum temperature of 28 °C...
December 2017: AMB Express
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