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Genetic diversity in Mesoamerican populations of mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), assessed using RAPDs
One of the most wide-ranging surveys of molecular variation within a tropical tree species to date offers practical information for the future conservation of mahogany and highlights some factors that may have influenced the partitioning of genetic diversity in this species across Mesoamerica. Expand
Predicting field performance of five irrigated tree species using seedling quality assessment in Burkina Faso, West Africa
The results showed that root collar diameter and DQI appeared to be the most appropriate indicators to predict the outplanting performance of the five tested species in a short-rotation irrigated plantation in semi-arid Burkina Faso. Expand
Conservation genetics of bush mango from central/west Africa: implications from random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis
Results suggest that large‐scale transplantation of either species into new habitats will probably not lead to genetic introgression from or into the other species, although further studies on the potential for hybridization/introgression between these species would be prudent. Expand
The concept of succession in relation to the spread of sheathing mycorrhizal fungi on inoculated tree seedlings growing in unsterile soils
SummaryRepeated annual assessments of the toadstools (fruitbodies) of mycorrhizal fungi associated with a mixed stand ofBetula spp. indicated that they were produced in a pattern ordered in time andExpand
Excretion of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci by Wild Mammals
A survey of fecal samples found enterococcal excretion in 82% of 388 bank voles, 92% of 131 woodmice, and 75% of 165 badgers (Meles meles) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci, all Enterococcus faecium of vanA genotype, were excreted by 4.2% of the badgers. Expand
Experimental evaluation of mass selection to improve red body colour in Fijian hybrid tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus × Oreochromis mossambicus)
It is proposed that black spots on an otherwise red phenotype could represent the allelic products of a second genetic locus influencing skin colour, which can be expressed in red individuals but which may be masked in black individuals (genotype rr). Expand
Mycorrhizas in agroforestry: spread and sharing of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi between trees and crops: complementary use of molecular and microscopic approaches
The benefits of mycorrhizal fungus inoculation for tree growth were demonstrated and it was confirmed that trees and crops share the same AM fungi, either inoculant or indigenous, for surrounding crops or other annual vegetation. Expand
Fine roots and sheathing mycorrhizas: their formation, function and dynamics
Together, fruitbody observations and controlled inoculations suggest that there are functional differences between fungi occurring in the early stages of the mycorrhizal successione, highlighting the need to adopt an epidemiological approach to a three membered biological complex of host, mycor rhizal fungi and other soil microbes. Expand
Diversity and dynamics of the DNA- and cDNA-derived compost fungal communities throughout the commercial cultivation process for Agaricus bisporus
The diverse fungal community that is present in mushroom compost during cropping is highlighted by sequencing nuc rDNA ITS1-5.8S-ITS2 amplified from extractable DNA and RNA and identified a diverse community containing 211 unique species, although only 51 were identified from cDNA. Expand