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  1. Review

    Filamentous ascomycetes fungi as a source of natural pigments

    Filamentous fungi, including the ascomycetes Monascus, Fusarium, Penicillium and Neurospora, are being explored as novel sources of natural pigments with biological functionality for food, feed and cosmetic appli...

    Rebecca Gmoser, Jorge A. Ferreira, Patrik R. Lennartsson and Mohammad J. Taherzadeh

    Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2017 4:4

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  2. Short Report

    Multiple genotypes within aecial clusters in Puccinia graminis and Puccinia coronata: improved understanding of the biology of cereal rust fungi

    Cereal rust fungi (Puccinia spp.) are among the most economically important plant pathogens. These fungi have a complex life cycle, including five spore stages and two hosts. They infect one grass host on which t...

    Anna Berlin, Berit Samils and Björn Andersson

    Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2017 4:3

    Published on: 3 May 2017

  3. Research

    The fungal composition of natural biofinishes on oil-treated wood

    Biofinished wood is considered to be a decorative and protective material for outdoor constructions, showing advantages compared to traditional treated wood in terms of sustainability and self-repair. Natural ...

    Elke J. van Nieuwenhuijzen, Jos A. M. P. Houbraken, Peter J. Punt, Guus Roeselers, Olaf C. G. Adan and Robert A. Samson

    Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2017 4:2

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  4. Research

    A flavoprotein supports cell wall properties in the necrotrophic fungus Alternaria brassicicola

    Flavin-dependent monooxygenases are involved in key biological processes as they catalyze a wide variety of chemo-, regio- and enantioselective oxygenation reactions. Flavoprotein monooxygenases are frequently...

    Sandrine Pigné, Agata Zykwinska, Etienne Janod, Stéphane Cuenot, Mohammed Kerkoud, Roxane Raulo, Nelly Bataillé-Simoneau, Muriel Marchi, Anthony Kwasiborski, Guillaume N’Guyen, Guillaume Mabilleau, Philippe Simoneau and Thomas Guillemette

    Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2017 4:1

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  5. Research

    Update on Nox function, site of action and regulation in Botrytis cinerea

    The production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and a balanced redox homeostasis are essential parameters, which control the infection process of the plant pathogen Botrytis cinerea. The necrotrophic fungus is ab...

    Robert Marschall, Ulrike Siegmund, Joachim Burbank and Paul Tudzynski

    Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2016 3:8

    Published on: 7 October 2016

  6. Research

    Volatile organic compounds emitted by Trichoderma species mediate plant growth

    Many Trichoderma species are applied as biofungicides and biofertilizers to agricultural soils to enhance crop growth. These filamentous fungi have the ability to reduce plant diseases and promote plant growth an...

    Samantha Lee, Melanie Yap, Gregory Behringer, Richard Hung and Joan W. Bennett

    Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2016 3:7

    Published on: 29 September 2016

  7. Commentary

    Current challenges of research on filamentous fungi in relation to human welfare and a sustainable bio-economy: a white paper

    The EUROFUNG network is a virtual centre of multidisciplinary expertise in the field of fungal biotechnology. The first academic-industry Think Tank was hosted by EUROFUNG to summarise the state of the art and...

    Vera Meyer, Mikael R. Andersen, Axel A. Brakhage, Gerhard H. Braus, Mark X. Caddick, Timothy C. Cairns, Ronald P. de Vries, Thomas Haarmann, Kim Hansen, Christiane Hertz-Fowler, Sven Krappmann, Uffe H. Mortensen, Miguel A. Peñalva, Arthur F. J. Ram and Ritchie M. Head

    Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2016 3:6

    Published on: 31 August 2016

  8. Commentary

    Let microorganisms do the talking, let us talk more about microorganisms

    Microorganisms are of uttermost importance, yet in the eyes of the general public they are often associated with dirt and diseases. At the same time, microbiologists have access to and comprehensive knowledge ...

    Corrado Nai, Boris Magrini and Julia Offe

    Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2016 3:5

    Published on: 21 July 2016

  9. Research

    Effect of secretory pathway gene overexpression on secretion of a fluorescent reporter protein in Aspergillus nidulans

    The considerable capacity of filamentous fungi for the secretion of proteins is the basis for multi-billion dollar industries producing enzymes and proteins with therapeutic value. The stepwise pathway from t...

    Martin Schalén, Diana Chinyere Anyaogu, Jakob Blæsbjerg Hoof and Mhairi Workman

    Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2016 3:3

    Published on: 12 April 2016

  10. Research

    Simple sequence repeat markers that identify Claviceps species and strains

    Claviceps purpurea is a pathogen that infects most members of Pooideae, a subfamily of Poaceae, and causes ergot, a floral disease in which the ovary is replaced with a sclerotium. Whe...

    Barbara S. Gilmore, Stephen C. Alderman, Brian J. Knaus, Nahla V. Bassil, Ruth C. Martin, James E. Dombrowski and Jeremiah K. S. Dung

    Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2016 3:1

    Published on: 15 January 2016

  11. Short Report

    Production of cyathane type secondary metabolites by submerged cultures of Hericium erinaceus and evaluation of their antibacterial activity by direct bioautography

    Fungi of the phylum Basidiomycota are well-known to form a broad spectrum of biologically active secondary metabolites, especially low molecular weight compounds such as terpenoids. Hericium erinaceus produces va...

    T. Shen, G. Morlock and H. Zorn

    Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2015 2:8

    Published on: 22 December 2015

  12. Commentary

    Unlocking the potential of fungi: the QuantFung project

    Zsófia Büttel, Rafael Díaz, Benedict Dirnberger, Michal Flak, Sietske Grijseels, Min Jin Kwon, Jens Christian Froslev Nielsen, Yvonne Nygård, Pradeep Phule, Carsten Pohl, Sylvain Prigent, Milica Randelovic, Tabea Schütze, Danielle Troppens and Annarita Viggiano

    Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2015 2:6

    Published on: 16 September 2015

  13. Research

    A framework for an organelle-based mathematical modeling of hyphae

    Although highly desirable, a mechanistic explanation for the outstanding protein secretion capabilities of fungi such as Aspergilli is missing. As a result, a rational and predictive design of strains as cell fac...

    Rudibert King

    Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2015 2:5

    Published on: 21 July 2015

  14. Short Report

    Efficient gene editing in Neurospora crassa with CRISPR technology

    Efficient gene editing is a critical tool for investigating molecular mechanisms of cellular processes and engineering organisms for numerous purposes ranging from biotechnology to medicine. Recently developed...

    Toru Matsu-ura, Mokryun Baek, Jungin Kwon and Christian Hong

    Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2015 2:4

    Published on: 15 July 2015

  15. Research

    Phytochelatin synthase is required for tolerating metal toxicity in a basidiomycete yeast and is a conserved factor involved in metal homeostasis in fungi

    Phytochelatin synthase (PCS) is an enzyme that catalyzes the biosynthesis of phytochelatin from glutathione. Phytochelatins protect cells against the toxic effects of non-essential heavy metals, such as cadmiu...

    Alaina M Shine, Viplendra PS Shakya and Alexander Idnurm

    Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2015 2:3

    Published on: 28 March 2015

  16. Research

    Penicillium nalgiovense Laxa isolated from Antarctica is a new source of the antifungal metabolite amphotericin B

    The need for new antibiotic drugs increases as pathogenic microorganisms continue to develop resistance against current antibiotics. We obtained samples from Antarctica as part of a search for new antimicrobia...

    K Stefan Svahn, Erja Chryssanthou, Björn Olsen, Lars Bohlin and Ulf Göransson

    Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2015 2:1

    Published on: 17 January 2015

  17. Short Report

    Next-generation genome sequencing can be used to rapidly characterise sequences flanking T-DNA insertions in random insertional mutants of Leptosphaeria maculans

    Banks of mutants with random insertions of T-DNA from Agrobacterium tumefaciens are often used in forward genetics approaches to identify phenotypes of interest. Upon identification of mutants of interest, the fl...

    Kylie Chambers, Rohan GT Lowe, Barbara J Howlett, Manuel Zander, Jacqueline Batley, Angela P Van de Wouw and Candace E Elliott

    Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2014 1:10

    Published on: 7 December 2014

  18. Research

    The capacity of Aspergillus niger to sense and respond to cell wall stress requires at least three transcription factors: RlmA, MsnA and CrzA

    Cell wall integrity, vesicle transport and protein secretion are key factors contributing to the vitality and productivity of filamentous fungal cell factories such as Aspergillus niger. In order to pioneer ratio...

    Markus RM Fiedler, Annett Lorenz, Benjamin M Nitsche, Cees AMJJ van den Hondel, Arthur FJ Ram and Vera Meyer

    Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2014 1:5

    Published on: 1 December 2014

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