Cynthia M Ross Friedman

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Dwarf mistletoes, genus Arceuthobium, are parasitic flowering plants and forest pests. In western North America, Arceuthobium americanum (lodgepole pine dwarf mistletoe) is principally found on Pinus contorta var. latifolia (lodgepole pine). Dwarf mistletoes disperse their seeds by an explosive process that involves the buildup of hydrostatic pressure(More)
UNLABELLED PREMISE OF THE STUDY Endophytic fungi likely occur in all plants, yet little is known about those of parasitic plants, despite their potential to influence parasite success. Arceuthobium americanum is a parasitic angiosperm that greatly compromises the North American timber industry. We hypothesized that (1) A. americanum hosts fungal(More)
In light of the era of microbial drug resistance, the current study aimed to better understand the relationships between sequence, higher-order structure, and mechanism of action for five designed peptides against multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens. All peptides studied were 15 residues long, were polycationic, adopted alpha-helical structures within(More)
Citation: Zhu Z-X, Zhao K-K, Lin Q-W, Qureshi S, Ross Friedman C, Cai G-Y and Wang H-F (2017) Systematic Environmental Impact Assessment for Non-natural Reserve Areas: A Case Study of the Chaishitan Water Conservancy Project on Land Use and Plant Diversity in Yunnan, China. Front. Ecol. Evol. 5:60. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2017.00060 Systematic Environmental(More)
Regarding rubber tree plantations, researchers lack a basic understanding of soil microbial communities; specifically, little is known about whether or not soil microbial variation is correlated with succession in these plantations. In this paper, we used high-throughput sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene to investigate the diversity and composition of the(More)
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