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On the diversity of fungi from soda soils
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The phylogenetic analyses show that the alkaliphilic trait in filamentous fungi has evolved several times and is spread throughout the Ascomycota, and usually juxtaposes with slime-covered polyphyletic acremonium-, verticillium-, gliocladium-types of asexual morphology, hyphae aggregating in chords, and enclosed fruit bodies. Expand
Are alkalitolerant fungi of the Emericellopsis lineage (Bionectriaceae) of marine origin?
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All the isolates from the study sites show high phylogenetic similarity based on six loci (LSU and SSU rDNA, RPB2, TEF1-α, β-tub and ITS region), regardless of their provenance within a broad geographical distribution, a finding that provides a possible link to the evolution of the alkaliphilic trait in the Emericellopsis lineage. Expand
Sodiomyces alkalinus, a new holomorphic alkaliphilic ascomycete within the Plectosphaerellaceae
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The Plectosphaerellaceae family is proposed to be the source of alkaliphilic filamentous fungi as also the species known as Acremonium alcalophilum belongs to this group. Expand
Membrane lipids and soluble sugars dynamics of the alkaliphilic fungus Sodiomyces tronii in response to ambient pH
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Results reveals complex dynamics of the contents of membrane lipids and cytoplasmic sugars in alkaliphilic S. tronii, suggesting their adaptive functionality against pH stress, and reveals the formation of membrane structures called rafts. Expand
The obligate alkalophilic soda‐lake fungus Sodiomyces alkalinus has shifted to a protein diet
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The experimental and in silico data suggest that plant biomass, a common food source for most fungi, is not a preferred substrate for S. alkalinus in its natural environment, and concludes that the fungus has abandoned the ancestral plant‐based diet and has become specialized in a more protein‐rich food. Expand
The alkalophilic fungus Sodiomyces alkalinus hosts beta- and gammapartitiviruses together with a new fusarivirus
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This is the first description of a viral infection in an alkalophilic fungus and these novel coexisting viruses do not evoke apparent phenotypic alteration to their fungal host. Expand
An unusual sexual stage in the alkalophilic ascomycete Sodiomyces alkalinus.
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The sexual and asexual life cycles of the obligate alkalophilic ascomycete Sodiomyces alkalinus that thrives at extremely high pH of soda lakes are dissected to hypothesise these developmental features of S. alkalinus to be adaptive in the conditions of periodically inundated rims of Soda lakes where the fungus thrives. Expand
On the biology and evolution of fungi from soda soils
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The work highlights the fact that saline soda soils are populated by a large diversity of fungi capable of withstanding high salts content and high pH, which provides evidence for the origin of alkaliphilic trait in this group from the marine-bourne fungi, as sea and soda soils environmental factors coincide. Expand
Somatic deficiency causes reproductive parasitism in a fungus.
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It is shown that the consequences of somatic fusion can be unequally distributed among fusion partners, with the passive non-fusing partner profiting more. Expand
Lecanicillium gracile (Cordycipitaceae), a new species isolated from mineral building materials
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Given high CFU counts of the isolated species in limestone and/or plaster samples and their physiological traits, it is concluded that they are involved in deterioration of stone material inside historic buildings and deserve attention during restoration works. Expand
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