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Environmental pollutants have received considerable attention due to their serious effects on human health. There are physical, chemical, and biological means to remediate pollution; among them, bioremediation has become increasingly popular. The nitrogen-fixing rhizobia are widely distributed in the soil and root ecosystems and can increase legume growth(More)
Phomopsis liquidambari can establish a mutualistic symbiotic relationship with rice. It promotes the growth and yield of the host plant and reduces the amount of nitrogen (N) fertilizer required for plant growth. However, the mechanisms responsible for the effects of the fungal endophyte on N use in rice are largely unknown. We conducted a hydroponic(More)
The endophytic fungus Phomopsis liquidambari performs an important ecosystem service by assisting its host with acquiring soil nitrogen (N), but little is known regarding how this fungus influences soil N nutrient properties and microbial communities. In this study, we investigated the impact of P. liquidambari on N dynamics, the abundance and composition(More)
BACKGROUND Cryptococcus neoformans infection usually presents as chronic meningitis and is increasingly being recognized in immunocompromised patients. Presentation with pleural effusion is rare in cryptococcal disease; in fact, only 4 cases of pleural effusion as the initial clinical presentation in cryptococcosis have been reported in English-language(More)
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