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Editorial: Thematic issue on polar and alpine microbiology

July 22, 2020 0

Summary: The 8th biennial Polar and Alpine Microbiology (PAM 2019 –www.confer.nz/pam2019) conference was held for the first time in the southern hemisphere at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand on Feb 4–9th 2019. The conference attracted close to 100 attendees representing over 20 countries. Of these attendees over one […]

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Nitrogen fertilizer-regulated plant-fungi interaction is related to root invertase-induced hexose generation

July 9, 2020 0

Summary: ABSTRACTThe mechanisms underlying nitrogen (N)-regulated plant-fungi interactions are not well understood. N application modulates plant carbohydrate (C) sinks and is involved in the overall plant-fungal association. We hypothesized that N regulates plant-fungi interactions by influencing the carbohydrate metabolism. The mutualistic fungus Phomopsis liquidambaris was found to prioritize host hexose […]

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Mutual environmental drivers of the community composition, functional attributes and co-occurrence patterns of bacterioplankton in the composite aquatic ecosystem of Taihu watershed in China

July 8, 2020 0

Summary: ABSTRACTThis study aimed to determine the environmental and ecological factors influencing the planktonic prokaryotic community profiles in the composite ecosystem comprising Taihu Lake, Taipu River and Jinze Reservoir in the Taihu Watershed in China. A total of 42 water samples were intermittently collected from different sites in 6 months […]