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  1. Currently around one billion people in the world do not have access to a diet which provides enough protein and energy. However, the production of one of the main sources of protein, animal meat, causes severe...

    Authors: Pedro F. Souza Filho, Ramkumar B. Nair, Dan Andersson, Patrik R. Lennartsson and Mohammad J. Taherzadeh

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2018 5:5

    Content type: Research

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  2. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that there is a mistake in the legend of Figure 4; the explanation of the symbols has been mixed up. The corrected version of Figure 4 is...

    Authors: Simon Boecker, Stefan Grätz, Dennis Kerwat, Lutz Adam, David Schirmer, Lennart Richter, Tabea Schütze, Daniel Petras, Roderich D. Süssmuth and Vera Meyer

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2018 5:7

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2018 5:4

  3. Sequencing of fungal species has demonstrated the existence of thousands of putative secondary metabolite gene clusters, the majority of them harboring a unique set of genes thought to participate in productio...

    Authors: Philipp Wiemann, Alexandra A. Soukup, Jacob S. Folz, Pin-Mei Wang, Andreas Noack and Nancy P. Keller

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2018 5:6

    Content type: Research

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  4. Fungal cyclodepsipeptides (CDPs) are non-ribosomally synthesized peptides produced by a variety of filamentous fungi and are of interest to the pharmaceutical industry due to their anticancer, antimicrobial an...

    Authors: Simon Boecker, Stefan Grätz, Dennis Kerwat, Lutz Adam, David Schirmer, Lennart Richter, Tabea Schütze, Daniel Petras, Roderich D. Süssmuth and Vera Meyer

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2018 5:4

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2018 5:7

  5. Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) bark extract exhibits potent inhibitory activity against Candida albicans but the antifungal mechanisms of this essential oil remain largely unexplored.

    Authors: Zinnat Shahina, Amira M. El-Ganiny, Jessica Minion, Malcolm Whiteway, Taranum Sultana and Tanya E. S. Dahms

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2018 5:3

    Content type: Research

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  6. U6 promoters have been used for single guide RNA (sgRNA) transcription in the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats/CRISPR-associated protein (CRISPR/Cas9) genome editing system. However, no ....

    Authors: Xiaomei Zheng, Ping Zheng, Jibin Sun, Zhang Kun and Yanhe Ma

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2018 5:2

    Content type: Short Report

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  7. Sugarcane distillery waste water (SDW) or vinasse is the residual liquid waste generated during sugarcane molasses fermentation and alcohol distillation. Worldwide, this effluent is responsible for serious env...

    Authors: Graziella Chuppa-Tostain, Julien Hoarau, Marie Watson, Laetitia Adelard, Alain Shum Cheong Sing, Yanis Caro, Isabelle Grondin, Isabelle Bourven, Jean-Marie Francois, Elisabeth Girbal-Neuhauser and Thomas Petit

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2018 5:1

    Content type: Research

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Review

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  14. 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

    Content type: Review

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  15. 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

    Content type: Short Report

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Short Report

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  27. 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...

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

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2015 2:4

    Content type: Short Report

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  28. 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...

    Authors: Alaina M Shine, Viplendra PS Shakya and Alexander Idnurm

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2015 2:3

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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...

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

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2015 2:1

    Content type: Research

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  30. 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...

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

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2014 1:10

    Content type: Short Report

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  31. Pleurotus sapidus secretes a huge enzymatic repertoire including hydrolytic and oxidative enzymes and is an example for higher basidiomycetes being interesting for biotechnology. The complex growth media used fo...

    Authors: Marco A Fraatz, Stefanie Naeve, Vanessa Hausherr, Holger Zorn and Lars M Blank

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2014 1:9

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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...

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

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2014 1:5

    Content type: Research

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  33. Saprobic fungi are the predominant industrial sources of Carbohydrate Active enZymes (CAZymes) used for the saccharification of lignocellulose during the production of second generation biofuels. The productio...

    Authors: Steven T Pullan, Paul Daly, Stéphane Delmas, Roger Ibbett, Matthew Kokolski, Almar Neiteler, Jolanda M van Munster, Raymond Wilson, Martin J Blythe, Sanyasi Gaddipati, Gregory A Tucker and David B Archer

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2014 1:3

    Content type: Research

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  34. Ustilaginaceae (belonging to the smut fungi) are commonly known for their plant pathogenicity. Although these microbes lead to yield reduction of cereal production, they can also have an economically positive ...

    Authors: Elena Geiser, Vincent Wiebach, Nick Wierckx and Lars M Blank

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2014 1:2

    Content type: Research

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  35. Filamentous fungi are well known for their ability to degrade lignocellulosic biomass and have a natural ability to convert certain products of biomass degradation, for example glucose, into various organic ac...

    Authors: Nadège Liaud, Christian Giniés, David Navarro, Nicolas Fabre, Sylvaine Crapart, Isabelle Herpoël- Gimbert, Anthony Levasseur, Sana Raouche and Jean-Claude Sigoillot

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2014 1:1

    Content type: Research

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  36. In this review I give a personal perspective of how fungal biology has changed since I started my Ph. D. in 1963. At that time we were working in the shadow of the birth of molecular biology as an autonomous a...

    Authors: Claudio Scazzocchio

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2014 1:7

    Content type: Review

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  37. Galactofuranose (Galf)-containing glycoconjugates are important to secure the integrity of the cell wall of filamentous fungi. Mutations that prevent the biosynthesis of Galf-containing molecules compromise cell ...

    Authors: Joohae Park, Boris Tefsen, Mark Arentshorst, Ellen Lagendijk, Cees AMJJ van den Hondel, Irma van Die and Arthur FJ Ram

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2014 1:6

    Content type: Research

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  38. Filamentous fungi can each produce dozens of secondary metabolites which are attractive as therapeutics, drugs, antimicrobials, flavour compounds and other high-value chemicals. Furthermore, they can be used a...

    Authors: Lennart Richter, Franziska Wanka, Simon Boecker, Dirk Storm, Tutku Kurt, Özlem Vural, Roderich Süßmuth and Vera Meyer

    Citation: Fungal Biology and Biotechnology 2014 1:4

    Content type: Research

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