FEMS Microbiology Letters

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Edited By: Jeff Cole

Impact Factor: 2.723

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 51/119 (Microbiology)

Online ISSN: 1574-6968

Associated Title(s): Pathogens and Disease, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, FEMS Microbiology Reviews, FEMS Yeast Research

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  1. MiniReviews

    1. Bacterial differentiation, development, and disease: mechanisms for survival

      Sheryl S. Justice, Alistair Harrison, Brian Becknell and Kevin M. Mason

      Article first published online: 1 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12602

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      There is increasing evidence that many bacteria respond to stressful environments through transient changes in morphology that, in turn, provide protection against the stressors encountered in those environments.

  2. Research Letters

    1. Differential distribution and abundance of diazotrophic bacterial communities across different soil niches using a gene-targeted clone library approach

      Basit Yousuf, Raghawendra Kumar, Avinash Mishra and Bhavanath Jha

      Article first published online: 1 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12593

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      Present study has advanced our understanding of the nitrogen-cycling in distinctive environmental niches and revealing novel lineages of important functional diazotrophic microbial groups, specifically from saline and agriculture/rhizospheric soil ecosystems.

    2. Electrophoretic karyotyping of Hypsizygus marmoreus and evaluation of variation among its basidiospores

      Song Hee Lee, Min Keun Kim, Mi Kyoung Lee, Na Ri Kim, Chang-Yun Lee and Hyun-Sook Lee

      Article first published online: 30 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12566

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      Electrophoretic karyotyping of Hypsizygus marmoreus and evaluation of variation among its basidiospores has been carried out, using CHEF gel electrophoresis.

    3. Health- and disease-associated species clusters in complex natural biofilms determine the innate immune response in oral epithelial cells during biofilm maturation

      Daniela Langfeldt, Sven C. Neulinger, Meike Stiesch, Nico Stumpp, Corinna Bang, Ruth A. Schmitz and Jörg Eberhard

      Article first published online: 29 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12596

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      Health- and disease-associated bacterial clusters induce antibacterial or immunomodulatory reactions in oral epithelial cells during early stages of bacteria-host interactions.

    4. Functional role of antibodies generated in heifers through immunization with Staphylococcus aureus vaccines in invasion and phagocytosis assays

      María S. Renna, Elizabet A.L. Pereyra, Celina Baravalle, Cecilia M. Camussone, Bibiana E. Dallard, Ivan S. Marcipar and Luis F. Calvinho

      Article first published online: 26 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12588

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      This work provide an insight on the potential mechanisms by which whole-cells and lysate vaccines adjuvanted with IscomMatrix can afford protection to the mammary gland against Staphylococcus aureus intramammary infection.

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      Production of 2-butanol through meso-2,3-butanediol consumption in lactic acid bacteria

      Payam Ghiaci, Francisca Lameiras, Joakim Norbeck and Christer Larsson

      Article first published online: 22 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12590

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      Lactobacillus brevis possesses a diol dehydratase, the expression of which is substrate- and medium-dependent.

    6. Development of a two-step high-resolution melting (HRM) analysis for screening sequence variants associated with resistance to the QoIs, benzimidazoles and dicarboximides in airborne inoculum of Botrytis cinerea

      Michael Chatzidimopoulos, Ioannis Ganopoulos, Evangelos Vellios, Panagiotis Madesis, Athanasios Tsaftaris and Athanassios C. Pappas

      Article first published online: 22 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12594

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      HRM analysis is a very sensitive method allowing to detect mutation-based fungicide resistance.

  3. Genome Announcement

    1. The genome of a clinical Klebsiella variicola strain reveals virulence-associated traits and a pl9-like plasmid

      Bruno Gabriel N. Andrade, Nilceia de Veiga Ramos, Michel F. Abanto Marin, Erica L. Fonseca and Ana Carolina P. Vicente

      Article first published online: 22 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12583

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      This manuscript reports the genome sequence of a clinical Klebsiella variicola isolate, and its comparison to other completely sequenced Klebsiella species.

  4. Research Letters

    1. No exception to the rule: Candidatus Portiera aleyrodidarum cell wall revisited

      Diego Santos-Garcia, Francisco J. Silva, Andrés Moya and Amparo Latorre

      Article first published online: 19 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12595

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      This is the first report of a three-membrane system in ‘Ca. Portiera aleyrodidarum’ endosymbiont, indicating a canonical endosymbiotic three-membrane organization in gram-negative derived primary endosymbionts from insects.

  5. Genome Announcement

    1. Draft genome sequence of an aromatic compound-degrading bacterium, Desulfobacula sp. TS, belonging to the Deltaproteobacteria

      So-Jeong Kim, Soo-Je Park, Man-Young Jung, Jong-Geol Kim, Ui-Gi Min, Hee-Ji Hong and Sung-Keun Rhee

      Article first published online: 18 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12591

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      Draft genome sequence of Desulfobacula sp. TS.

  6. Research Letters

    1. Dual investigation of methanogenic processes by quantitative PCR and quantitative microscopic fingerprinting

      Yong Sung Kim, Maria Westerholm and Paul Scherer

      Article first published online: 15 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12592

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      A rapid microscopic technique for quantification and classification of microbes by image analysis is presented to monitor performance of anaerobic digesters, providing a deep insight in combination with qPCR.

    2. High abundance and diversity of nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane-oxidizing bacteria in a paddy field profile

      Leiliu Zhou, Yu Wang, Xi-En Long, Jianhua Guo and Guibing Zhu

      Article first published online: 15 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12567

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      The high abundance and diversity of n-damo bacteria indicated the soil/groundwater ecotone of the Jiangyin paddy field was a favorable environment for the growth of n-damo bacteria.

    3. Identification and characterization of d-xylulokinase from the d-xylose-fermenting fungus, Mucor circinelloides

      Hidenobu Komeda, Shino Yamasaki-Yashiki, Kazuhiro Hoshino and Yasuhisa Asano

      Article first published online: 11 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12589

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      This is the first study to identify and characterize d-xylulokinase from zygomycetous fungi.

    4. Biotransformation of the mycotoxin zearalenone by fungi of the genera Rhizopus and Aspergillus

      Antje Brodehl, Anne Möller, Hans-Jörg Kunte, Matthias Koch and Ronald Maul

      Article first published online: 11 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12586

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      Incubation of fungal strains of food technological relevance with the mycotoxin zearalenone leads to an intense decrease of free toxin and to a metabolite formation of approximately 50%.

    5. A surface with a biomimetic micropattern reduces colonization of Mycobacterium abscessus

      Eun Kim, William H. Kinney, Alida R. Ovrutsky, Danthy Vo, Xiyuan Bai, Jennifer R. Honda, Grace Marx, Emily Peck, Leslie Lindberg, Joseph O. Falkinham III, Rhea M. May and Edward D. Chan

      Article first published online: 9 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12587

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      A surface with a biomimetic micropattern reduces colonization of Mycobacterium abscessus.

    6. Sri Lankan cassava mosaic virus replication associated protein (Rep) triggers transposition of IS426 in Agrobacterium

      Thulasi R. Resmi, Sivarajan Nivedhitha, Chockalingam Karthikeyan and Karuppannan Veluthambi

      Article first published online: 9 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12584

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      Sri Lankan cassava mosaic virus (SLCMV) replication associated protein (Rep) triggered transposition of Agrobacterium IS426 to an extent that all 15 Agrobacterium transconjugants which we analysed displayed transposition.

    7. Selection of proper reference genes for the cyanobacterium Synechococcus PCC 7002 using real-time quantitative PCR

      Edina Szekeres, Cosmin Sicora, Nicolae Dragoş and Bogdan Drugă

      Article first published online: 8 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12574

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      Six candidate reference genes were analyzed for gene expression assays in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus PCC 7002 under multiple stress conditions, and three of them were shown to be suitable.

    8. Aerobic granular sludge mediated biodegradation of an organophosphorous ester, dibutyl phosphite

      G. Kiran Kumar Reddy, Yarlagadda Venkata Nancharaiah and Vayalam Purath Venugopalan

      Article first published online: 8 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12581

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      Aerobic granular sludge capable of efficient organophosphite compound biodegradation was developed in a sequencing batch reactor.

  7. Letters to the Editor

  8. Research Letters

    1. Fusarium oxysporum induces the production of proteins and volatile organic compounds by Trichoderma harzianum T-E5

      Fengge Zhang, Xingming Yang, Wei Ran and Qirong Shen

      Article first published online: 8 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12582

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      Three antagonistic mechanisms, mycoparasitism and inducing production of exoenzymes and VOCs, help us to better understand the biocontrol process of Trichoderma harzianum T-E5.

    2. Rhizosphere effect and salinity competing to shape microbial communities in Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex-Steud

      Luigimaria Borruso, Giovanni Bacci, Alessio Mengoni, Roberto De Philippis and Lorenzo Brusetti

      Article first published online: 8 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12565

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      Salinity effects were more important in shaping bacterial communities than rhizosphere effects in the roots of Phragmites australis (common reed) plants grown in a hypersaline pond.

    3. Overexpression of the Salmonella KdpF membrane peptide modulates expression of kdp genes and intramacrophage growth

      Laila Gannoun-Zaki, Claudine Belon, Christian Dupont, Friederike Hilbert, Laurent Kremer and Anne-Béatrice Blanc-Potard

      Article first published online: 8 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12559

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      The KdpF peptide modulates intramacrophage replication of mycobacteria. Here, we show that KdpF also displays a regulatory role in another intracellular pathogen, Salmonella Typhimurium, but in a different way.

    4. 5′-coding sequence of the nasA gene of Azotobacter vinelandii is required for efficient expression

      Baomin Wang, Yumei Wang and Christina Kennedy

      Article first published online: 5 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12570

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      A sequence element at the 5′ end of the nasA gene in Azotobacter vinelandii promotes gene expression.

    5. Impact of rli87 gene deletion on response of Listeria monocytogenes to environmental stress

      Xie Kun, Meng Qingling, Jun Qiao, Peng Yelong, Liu Tianli, Chen Cheng, Ma Yu, Hu Zhengxiang, Cai Xuepeng and Chen Chuangfu

      Article first published online: 4 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12561

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      Impact of rli87 gene deletion on response of Listeria monocytogenes to environmental stress.

  9. Genome Announcement

    1. Complete genome sequence of the bacteriophage YMC/09/04/R1988 MRSA BP: a lytic phage from a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolate

      Jongsoo Jeon, Roshan D'Souza, Sung Kuk Hong, Yangsoon Lee, Dongeun Yong, Jongrak Choi, Kyungwon Lee and Yunsop Chong

      Article first published online: 4 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12580

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      We analyze the completely sequenced genome of a novel virulent phage YMC/09/04/R1988 MRSA BP, which lysed clinical isolates from a patient admitted to the hospital due to hip disarticulation.

  10. MiniReviews

    1. Extracellular molecular effectors mediating probiotic attributes

      Lorena Ruiz, Arancha Hevia, David Bernardo, Abelardo Margolles and Borja Sánchez

      Article first published online: 3 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12576

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      Narrow down probiotic attributes to defined molecules that exert health promoting effects by themselves, will open promising opportunities for the development of functional bioactive products.

  11. Research Letters

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      Isolation and identification of cobalt- and caesium-resistant bacteria from a nuclear fuel storage pond

      Linda Dekker, Thomas H. Osborne and Joanne M. Santini

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12562

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      This study has identified bacteria from a nuclear fuel storage pond that are resistant to high concentrations of Co2+ or Cs+ and could be useful for nuclear fuel remediation.

    2. A new species of Scytalidium causing slippery scar on cultivated Auricularia polytricha in China

      Weihong Peng, Xiaolan He, Yong Wang, Yong Zhang, Xiaojin Ye, Dinghong Jia, Yong Guo, Bingcheng Gan, Chao Zheng, Zhirong Yang and Qun Sun

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12564

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      Scytalidium auriculariicola, causing slippery scar on cultivated Auricularia polytricha, is described as new based on morphological and molecular evidences.

    3. Comparison of in vivo and in vitro properties of capsulated and noncapsulated variants of Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides strain Afadé: a potential new insight into the biology of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia

      Patrice Gaurivaud, Latifa Lakhdar, Dominique Le Grand, François Poumarat and Florence Tardy

      Article first published online: 2 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12579

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      Capsule variation in Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides might be part of a bacterial strategy to adapt to different environments encountered in the host during the pathological process.

    4. Effects of simulated microgravity on Streptococcus mutans physiology and biofilm structure

      Xingqun Cheng, Xin Xu, Jing Chen, Xuedong Zhou, Lei Cheng, Mingyun Li, Jiyao Li, Renke Wang, Wenxiang Jia and Yu-Qing Li

      Article first published online: 28 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12573

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      Streptococcus mutans, a major caries-associated bacterium, showed abnormal biofilm structure and extracellular polysaccharides distribution under simulated microgravity conditions. These results may have relevance to humans exposed to long-term conditions of low gravity.

    5. Identification and characterisation of new Campylobacter group III phages of animal origin

      Nika Janež, Andreja Kokošin, Eva Zaletel, Tanja Vranac, Jasna Kovač, Darinka Vučković, Sonja Smole Možina, Vladka Čurin Šerbec, Qijing Zhang, Tomaž Accetto, Aleš Podgornik and Matjaž Peterka

      Article first published online: 28 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12556

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      We isolated Campylobacter bacteriophages and characterized their interaction with host bacteria.

    6. Quantitative volatile compound profiles in fungal cultures of three different Fusarium graminearum chemotypes

      Maciej Buśko, Tomasz Kulik, Anna Ostrowska, Tomasz Góral and Juliusz Perkowski

      Article first published online: 28 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12569

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      Analysis of volatile metabilite production allows discrimination of Fusarium graminearum chemotypes producing different trichothecene mycotoxins.

    7. Bacterial profiling in brine samples of the Emalahleni Water Reclamation Plant, South Africa, using 454-pyrosequencing method

      Sudharshan Sekar, Armand A.E.A. Zintchem, Jitendra Keshri, Ilunga Kamika and Maggy N.B. Momba

      Article first published online: 28 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12557

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      This paper described the bacterial diversity Bacterial diversity from different stage of the Emalahleni Water Reclamation Plant.

  12. Genome Announcement

    1. Draft genome sequences of three Holospora species (Holospora obtusa, Holospora undulata, and Holospora elegans), endonuclear symbiotic bacteria of the ciliate Paramecium caudatum

      Hideo Dohra, Kenya Tanaka, Tomohiro Suzuki, Masahiro Fujishima and Haruo Suzuki

      Article first published online: 28 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12577

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      We present draft genome sequences of three Holospora species, hosted by the ciliate Paramecium caudatum; i.e. the macronucleus-specific H. obtusa and the micronucleus-specific H. undulata and H. elegans.

  13. Research Letters

    1. Description of new filamentous toxic Cyanobacteria (Oscillatoriales) colonizing the sulfidic periphyton mat in marine mangroves

      Chantal Guidi-Rontani, Maïtena R.N. Jean, Silvina Gonzalez-Rizzo, Susanne Bolte-Kluge and Olivier Gros

      Article first published online: 28 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12551

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      This paper described two novel toxic benthic marine Oscillatoriales.

  14. Genome Announcement

    1. Genome sequencing analysis reveals virulence-related gene content of Ochrobactrum intermedium strain 229E, a urease-positive strain isolated from the human gastric niche

      Girish J. Kulkarni, Sudarshan Shetty, Mahesh S. Dharne and Yogesh S. Shouche

      Article first published online: 28 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12549

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      Genome sequencing analysis reveals genetic features contributing to virulence of Ochrobactrum intermedium.

  15. Research Letters

    1. Characterization of a novel Morganella morganii bacteriophage FSP1 isolated from river water

      Shogo Yamaki, Takuo Omachi, Yuji Kawai and Koji Yamazaki

      Article first published online: 28 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12560

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      Bacteriphage FSP1 could be used as a biocontrol agent against Morganella morganii for treatment of infectious disease treatment or food decontamination.

  16. Perspectives

    1. Microbial weeds in hypersaline habitats: the enigma of the weed-like Haloferax mediterranei

      Aharon Oren and John E. Hallsworth

      Article first published online: 28 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12571

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      This paper explores the question why Haloferax mediterranei is not a dominant microorganism in hypersaline environments, in spite of its high growth rate and its metabolic versatility.

  17. Research Letters

    1. Development of a waterborne challenge model for Flavobacterium psychrophilum

      Amy Long, Tyson R. Fehringer, Benjamin R. LaFrentz, Douglas R. Call and Kenneth D. Cain

      Article first published online: 28 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12563

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      In the current study, altered culture media, scarification, and different bacterial strains were evaluated to aid in the development of a successful waterborne challenge model for Flavobacterium psychrophilum.

    2. Experimental evidence of an acetate transporter protein and characterization of acetate activation in aceticlastic methanogenesis of Methanosarcina mazei

      Cornelia Welte, Lena Kröninger and Uwe Deppenmeier

      Article first published online: 28 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12550

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      In our study we investigated the initial reactions of aceticlastic methanogenesis in Methanosarcina mazei, the acetate uptake and the acetate activation reaction.

    3. Dual stimulation with bacterial and viral components increases the expression of hepcidin in human monocytes

      Delia A. Ripley, Roger H. Morris and Sarah E. Maddocks

      Article first published online: 21 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12553

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      Stimulation of THP-1 cells with a combination of bacterial and viral purified ligands strongly induced hepcidin expression at 24 h.

    4. Metabolism of d-galactose is dispensable for the induction of the beta-galactosidase (bgaD) and lactose permease (lacpA) genes in Aspergillus nidulans

      Anita Orosz, Erzsébet Fekete, Michel Flipphi and Levente Karaffa

      Article first published online: 21 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12555

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      We investigated whether for d-galactose induction of the lactose catabolic gene cluster in Aspergillus nidulans, downstream catabolism of d-galactose is dispensable or necessary, and provided an experimentally well-supported, unambiguous answer to this question.

    5. Reconstruction of the original mycoflora in pelleted feed by PCR-SSCP and qPCR

      Samart Dorn-In, Carmen Fahn, Christina S. Hölzel, Sebastian Wenz, Isabella Hartwig, Karin Schwaiger and Johann Bauer

      Article first published online: 21 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12552

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      A method that allows for the identification and quantification of fungal flora in pelleted feed is presented.

    6. Prb1, a subtilisin-like protease, is required for virulence and phenotypical traits in the chestnut blight fungus

      Liming Shi, Ru Li, Suhuan Liao, Lingyun Bai, Qunfeng Lu and Baoshan Chen

      Article first published online: 14 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/1574-6968.12547

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      Prb1, a subtilisin-like protease, is required for virulence of the chestnut blight fungus.

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