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Morphological and ecological similarities: wood-boring beetles associated with novel xylose-fermenting yeasts, Spathaspora passalidarum gen. sp. nov. and Candida jeffriesii sp. nov.
Ascomycete yeasts that both ferment and assimilate xylose were reported previously as associates of insects living in woody substrates. Most notable have been reports of Pichia stipitis-like yeastsExpand
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Five novel Candida species in insect-associated yeast clades isolated from Neuroptera and other insects.
Ascomycete yeasts are found commonly in the guts of basidioma-feeding beetles but little is known about their occurrence in the gut of other insects. In this study we isolated 95 yeasts from the gutExpand
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Yeasts isolated from plant-associated beetles and other insects: seven novel Candida species near Candida albicans.
Yeasts related to Candida albicans were isolated from the digestive tracts of beetles in eight families and various orders of insects such as earwigs, crickets, and roaches, most of which were caughtExpand
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Nine new Candida species near C. membranifaciens isolated from insects.
14 different yeasts were isolated from the gut of a variety of insects, including beetles, lacewings, fishflies, craneflies, and a cockroach. One of the yeasts was found both in the gut and on theExpand
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Metschnikowia noctiluminum sp. nov., Metschnikowia corniflorae sp. nov., and Candida chrysomelidarum sp. nov., isolated from green lacewings and beetles.
Fourteen yeast isolates belonging to the Metschnikowia clade were isolated from the digestive tracts of lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae), soldier beetles and leaf beetles (Coleoptera: CantharidaeExpand
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Compartmentalized microbial composition, oxygen gradients and nitrogen fixation in the gut of Odontotaenius disjunctus
Coarse woody debris is an important biomass pool in forest ecosystems that numerous groups of insects have evolved to take advantage of. These insects are ecologically important and represent usefulExpand
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A yeast clade near Candida kruisii uncovered: nine novel Candida species associated with basidioma-feeding beetles.
Yeasts similar to Candida kruisii were isolated repeatedly from the digestive tracts of basidioma-feeding beetles, especially nitidulids inhabiting and feeding on a variety of agarics in theExpand
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The status and characterization of Enteroramus dimorphus: a xylose-fermenting yeast attached to the gut of beetles
Enteroramus dimorphus from the gut of the passalid beetle Odontotaenius disjunctus was described originally as a yeast-like fungus of unknown taxonomic affiliation. The fungus can be observed inExpand
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Incipient local adaptation in a fungus: evolution of heavy metal tolerance through allelic and copy-number variation
Human-altered environments can shape the evolution of organisms. Fungi are no exception, though little is known about how they withstand anthropogenic pollution. Here, we document incipient polygenicExpand
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Community Ecology of Bacteria Associated with the Digestive Structures of Insects, Ectomycorrhizal Plants, and Fungi
This dissertation explores symbiotic microbial community ecology. Symbiosis is a prominent, and yet relatively under-studied phenomenon between two or more organisms. The scope of symbiosis is wideExpand