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Diversity of laccase genes from basidiomycetes in a forest soil
Fungal oxidative exo-enzymes lacking substrate specificity play a central role in the cycling of soil organic matter. Due to their broad ecological impact and available knowledge of their geneExpand
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Towards a universally adaptable method for quantitative extraction of high-purity nucleic acids from soil.
A universally adaptable protocol for quantitative extraction of high-purity nucleic acids from soil is presented. A major problem regarding the extraction of nucleic acids from soil is the presenceExpand
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Combining nested PCR and restriction digest of the internal transcribed spacer region to characterize arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on roots from the field
Identification of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) on roots is almost impossible with morphological methods and, due to the presence of contaminating fungi, it is also difficult with molecularExpand
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A molecular method to evaluate basidiomycete laccase gene expression in forest soils
Abstract Fungal laccases, exo-enzymes lacking high substrate specificity, play a central role in cycling of soil organic matter. In a precedent work based on a PCR technique on soil DNA extracts, weExpand
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Microorganisms in soils: roles in genesis and functions.
What Are Soils?.- Microbial Diversity in Soils.- Microorganisms and Soil Genesis.- Role of Microorganisms in Wear Down of Rocks and Minerals.- Humification and Mineralization in Soils.- Importance ofExpand
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Morphological and anatomical characterisation of black alder Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn. ectomycorrhizas
Abstract Ectomycorrhizal types of black alder [Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn.] collected over a 3-year period within an alder forest were characterised by morphological and anatomical features. Of theExpand
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Recent advances in exploring physiology and biodiversity of ectomycorrhizas highlight the functioning of these symbioses in ecosystems.
Ectomycorrhizas, the dominating mycorrhizal symbiosis in boreal, temperate and some tropical forests, are formed by 5000-6000 species of the asco- and basidiomycetes. This high diversity of fungalExpand
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Diversity of laccase-like multicopper oxidase genes in Morchellaceae: identification of genes potentially involved in extracellular activities related to plant litter decay.
Despite the important role played by soil-inhabiting ascomycetes in plant litter decay processes, studies on the diversity and function of their laccase-like multicopper oxidase (LMCO) genes areExpand
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Characterization and identification of black alder ectomycorrhizas by PCR/RFLP analyses of the rDNA internal transcribed spacer (ITS)
summary The identity of black alder (Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn.) ectomycorrhizas was investigated using PCR/RFLP analysis of the ITS region from 16 morphotypes sampled at a 60-yr-old black alderExpand
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Species diversity within the Morchella esculenta group (Ascomycota: Morchellaceae) in Germany and France
Abstract The distribution of the Morchella esculenta group in Germany and France is examined based on 22 samples, a sample from Montenegro is studied as well. In the recent literature the group wasExpand
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