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Features and phylogenetic status of an enigmatic clavicipitalean fungus Neoclaviceps monostipa gen. et sp. nov.
Phylogenetic analysis of the 26S large subunit rDNA suggests that Neoclaviceps monostipa along with genus Myriogenospora are evolution- arily intermediate between Claviceps and Balansia. Expand
Preserving accuracy in GenBank
GenBank, the public repository for nucleotide and protein sequences, is a critical resource for molecular biology, evolutionary biology, and ecology. While some attention has been drawn to sequenceExpand
Phoma glomerata as a Mycoparasite of Powdery Mildew
Isolates previously attributed to the genus Ampelomyces were shown to be Phomaisolates through studies of their morphology and life cycle and ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer region 1 sequence analysis. Expand
Taxonomic positioning of two biological control agents for plant diseases as Lysobacter enzymogenes based on phylogenetic analysis of 16S rDNA, fatty acid composition and phenotypic characteristics
To taxonomically position two bacterial strains conferring biological control activity towards plant diseases and to establish a relationship between these strains and known plant diseases. Expand
Molecular Characterization and Expression in Escherichia coli of Three β-1,3-Glucanase Genes from Lysobacter enzymogenes Strain N4-7
Analysis of gluA and gluC gene products indicates that they are members of family 16 glycoside hydrolases that have significant sequence identity to each other throughout the catalytic domain but that differ structurally by the presence of a family 6 carbohydrate-binding domain within thegluC product. Expand
Phylogenetic placement of the anamorphic tribe Ustilaginoideae (Hypocreales, Ascomycota)
Phylogenetic analyses using sequences of the large subunit of the ribosomal RNA gene suggest that members of Ustilaginoideae are distinct from teleomorphic genera of Clavicipitaceae and that Ustilesieae should be recognized as a monophyletic group within Hypocreales, but phylogenetic analyses did not resolve the placement of UStilaginideae in Clav anticipitaceae or Hypocreaceae. Expand
Clavicipitalean fungal epibionts and endophytes: Development of symbiotic interactions with plants
The clavicipitalean fungi are parasitic and biotrophic symbionts of plants, insects, and fungi. Their associations with and their ecological impacts on symbiotic partners were examined. ParticularExpand
Endophytic Fungal β-1,6-Glucanase Expression in the Infected Host Grass1
Sequence analysis indicates the β-1,6-glucanase is homologous to enzymes secreted by the mycoparasitic fungi Trichoderma harzianum and Trichodma virens, and may have a nutritional role for the fungus. Expand
Hyperdermium: a new clavicipitalean genus for some tropical epibionts of dicotyledonous plants
The morphological characteristics of two tropical clavicipitalean fungi on species of the plant family Asteraceae were examined, found to be superficial on the stems of living plants but early stages of infection involve necrotrophy of scale insects. Expand
Chaunopycnis pustulata sp. nov., a new clavicipitalean anamorph producing metabolites that modulate potassium ion channels
Two morphologically similar strains of hyphomycetous fungi, MF5785 and MF5638, produced potent indole diterpene antagonists of the calcium-gated potassium ion channel, Maxi-K, and a diterpene blockerExpand