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  1. Content type: Research

    The dicarboximide fungicide iprodione has been used to combat blackleg disease of canola (Brassica napus), caused by the fungus Leptosphaeria maculans. For example, in Australia the fungicide was used in the late...

    Authors: Alexander Idnurm, Andrew S. Urquhart, Dinesh R. Vummadi, Steven Chang, Angela P. Van de Wouw and Francisco J. López-Ruiz

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2017 4:12

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    Ustilago maydis is known for its natural potential to produce a broad range of valuable chemicals, such as itaconate, from both industrial carbon waste streams and renewable biomass. P...

    Authors: Thiemo Zambanini, Sandra K. Hartmann, Lisa M. Schmitz, Linda Büttner, Hamed Hosseinpour Tehrani, Elena Geiser, Melanie Beudels, Dominik Venc, Georg Wandrey, Jochen Büchs, Markus Schwarzländer, Lars M. Blank and Nick Wierckx

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2017 4:11

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  3. Content type: Research

    The industrial applications of cellulases are mostly limited by the costs associated with their production. Optimized production pathways are therefore desirable. Based on their enzyme inducing capacity, cellu...

    Authors: Lara Hassan, Manfred J. Reppke, Nils Thieme, Steffen A. Schweizer, Carsten W. Mueller and J. Philipp Benz

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2017 4:10

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  4. Content type: Research

    Penicillium species are important producers of bioactive secondary metabolites. However, the immense diversity of the fungal kingdom is only scarcely represented in industrial bioproce...

    Authors: Sietske Grijseels, Jens Christian Nielsen, Jens Nielsen, Thomas Ostenfeld Larsen, Jens Christian Frisvad, Kristian Fog Nielsen, Rasmus John Normand Frandsen and Mhairi Workman

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2017 4:8

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  5. Content type: Research

    In the primary transcript of nuclear genes, coding sequences—exons—usually alternate with non-coding sequences—introns. In the evolution of spliceosomal intron–exon structure, extant intron positions can be ab...

    Authors: Michel Flipphi, Norbert Ág, Levente Karaffa, Napsugár Kavalecz, Gustavo Cerqueira, Claudio Scazzocchio and Erzsébet Fekete

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2017 4:7

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  6. Content type: Review

    The implementation of Agrobacterium tumefaciens as a transformation tool revolutionized approaches to discover and understand gene functions in a large number of fungal species. A. tumefaciens mediated transforma...

    Authors: Alexander Idnurm, Andy M. Bailey, Timothy C. Cairns, Candace E. Elliott, Gary D. Foster, Giuseppe Ianiri and Junhyun Jeon

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2017 4:6

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  7. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2017 4:4

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  8. Content type: Short Report

    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...

    Authors: Anna Berlin, Berit Samils and Björn Andersson

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2017 4:3

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  9. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2017 4:2

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  10. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2017 4:1

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  11. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Robert Marschall, Ulrike Siegmund, Joachim Burbank and Paul Tudzynski

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2016 3:8

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  12. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2016 3:7

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  13. Content type: Commentary

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2016 3:6

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  14. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2016 3:3

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  15. Content type: Research

    Claviceps purpurea is a phytopathogenic fungus infecting a broad range of grasses including economically important cereal crop plants. The infection cycle ends with the formation of th...

    Authors: Lisa Neubauer, Julian Dopstadt, Hans-Ulrich Humpf and Paul Tudzynski

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2016 3:2

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  16. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2016 3:1

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  17. Content type: Short Report

    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...

    Authors: T. Shen, G. Morlock and H. Zorn

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2015 2:8

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  18. Content type: Research

    The conventional method used to assess growth of the plasmodium of the slime mold Physarum polycephalum in solid culture is to measure the extent of plasmodial expansion from the point of inoculation by using a r...

    Authors: Hanh T. M. Tran, Steven L. Stephenson and Jason A. Tullis

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2015 2:7

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  19. Content type: Commentary

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2015 2:6

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