Conor Francis Mcgee

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Candida orthopsilosis and Candida metapsilosis are closely related to Candida parapsilosis, a major cause of infection in premature neonates. Mating has not been observed in these species. We show that ∼190 isolates of C. parapsilosis contain only an MTLa idiomorph at the mating-type-like locus. Here, we describe the isolation and characterization of the(More)
Commercial cultivation of the button mushroom Agaricus bisporus is performed through the inoculation of a semipasteurized composted material. Pasteurization of the compost material prior to inoculation results in a substrate with a fungal community that becomes dominated by A. bisporus. However, little is known about the composition and activity in the(More)
The cultivation of Agaricus bisporus involves the conversion of agricultural materials via fermentation into utilisable simple sugars as a nutrient source for the fungal crop during mushroom cropping. However, little is currently known about the role of the bacterial community contributing to the fermentation process. In this investigation we characterised(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine if exogenous cholesterol availability influenced Pythiaceae resistance to antibiosis. Characterisation of an isolate of Phytophthora erythroseptica and Pythium ultimum for tolerance to antibacterial compounds found that 0.05 g.l−1 chloramphenicol inhibited mycelial growth by 96.6 % and 23.5 % respectively. However,(More)
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