Research Articles (Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology (BGM))

Research Articles (Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology (BGM))

 

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  • Mokoena, N.Z.; Steyn, H.; Hugo, A.; Dix-Peek, T.; Dickens, C.; Gcilitshana, O.M.N.; Sebolai, O.; Albertyn, J.; Pohl, C.H. (Springer, 2023-10)
    The intake of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), is associated with health benefits due to its anti-inflammatory properties. This fatty acid also exhibits antifungal properties in ...
  • Morrison, Eric W.; Duong, Tuan A.; Garnas, Jeff R. (American Society for Microbiology, 2024-02)
    The draft genome of Neonectria faginata was sequenced with Oxford Nanopore and Illumina 250 bp paired-end sequencing technologies. The assembled genome was 42.9 Mb distributed over 24 contigs, with N50 of 4.4 Mb and 98.6% ...
  • Almeida-Silva, Fabricio; Van de Peer, Yves (Wiley, 2023-12)
    Comparative genomics has become an indispensable part of modern biology due to the advancements in high-throughput sequencing technologies and the accumulation of genomic data in public databases. However, the quality of ...
  • Maphosa, Silindile; Moleleki, Lucy N. (Elsevier, 2024-01)
    The type 6 secretion system (T6SS) of Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) has implications for bacterial competition, virulence, and survival. For the broad host range pathogen, Pectobacterium brasiliense 1692, T6SS-mediated ...
  • Wdowiak-Wrobel, Sylwia; Kalita, Michal; Palusinska-Szysz, Marta; Marek-Kozaczuk, Monika; Sokolowski, Wojciech; Coutinho, Teresa A. (Nature Research, 2024)
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  • Liu, Yu-Rong; Van der Heijden, Marcel G.A.; Riedo, Judith; Sanz-Lazaro, Carlos; Eldridge, David J.; Bastida, Felipe; Moreno-Jimenez, Eduardo; Zhou, Xin-Quan; Hu, Hang-Wei; He, Ji-Zheng; Moreno, Jose L.; Abades, Sebastian; Alfaro, Fernando; Bamigboye, Adebola R.; Berdugo, Miguel; Blanco-Pastor, Jose L.; De los Rios, Asuncion; Duran, Jorge; Grebenc, Tine; Illan, Javier G.; Makhalanyane, Thulani Peter; Molina-Montenegro, Marco A.; Nahberger, Tina U.; Penaloza-Bojaca, Gabriel F.; Plaza, Cesar; Rey, Ana; Rodriguez, Alexandra; Siebe, Christina; Teixido, Alberto L.; Casado-Coy, Nuria; Trivedi, Pankaj; Torres-Diaz, Cristian; Verma, Jay Prakash; Mukherjee, Arpan; Zeng, Xiao-Min; Wang, Ling; Wang, Jianyong; Zaady, Eli; Zhou, Xiaobing; Huang, Qiaoyun; Tan, Wenfeng; Zhu, Yong-Guan; Rillig, Matthias C.; Delgado-Baquerizo, Manuel (Nature Research, 2023-03)
    Soil contamination is one of the main threats to ecosystem health and sustainability. Yet little is known about the extent to which soil contaminants differ between urban greenspaces and natural ecosystems. Here we show ...
  • Swanepoel, Shae; Visser, Erik A.; Shuey, Louise S.; Naidoo, Sanushka (American Phytopathological Society, 2023-06)
    Austropuccinia psidii, commonly known as myrtle rust, is an obligate, biotrophic rust pathogen that causes rust disease in a broad host range of Myrtaceae species. Eucalyptus grandis, a widely cultivated hardwood Myrtaceae ...
  • Katumanyane, Agil; Slippers, Bernard; Wondafrash, Mesfin; Malan, Antoinette P.; Hurley, Brett Phillip (Brill Academic Publishers, 2023-06)
    Control of white grubs, the sporadic root-feeding larvae of scarabid beetles, is difficult due to their cryptic nature and resistance to chemical insecticides. Potential exists for the use of entomopathogenic nematodes ...
  • Li, Xiuxiu; Yu, Sheng; Cheng, Zhihao; Chang, Xiaojun; Yun, Yingzi; Jiang, Mengwei; Chen, Xuequn; Wen, Xiaohui; Li, Hua; Zhu, Wenjun; Xu, Shiyao; Xu, Yanbing; Wang, Xianjun; Zhang, Chen; Wu, Qiong; Hu, Jin; Lin, Zhenguo; Aury, Jean-Marc; Van de Peer, Yves; Wang, Zonghua; Zhou, Xiaofan; Wang, Jihua; Lue, Peitao; Zhang, Liangsheng (Nature Research, 2024-01)
    Most fresh bananas belong to the Cavendish and Gros Michel subgroups. Here, we report chromosome-scale genome assemblies of Cavendish (1.48 Gb) and Gros Michel (1.33 Gb), defining three subgenomes, Ban, Dh and Ze, with ...
  • Chen, Hengchi; Fang, Yuhan; Zwaenepoel, Arthur; Huang, Sanwen; Van de Peer, Yves; Li, Zhen (Wiley, 2023-02)
    Ferns, and particularly homosporous ferns, have long been assumed to have experienced recurrent whole-genome duplication (WGD) events because of their substantially large genome sizes, surprisingly high chromosome numbers, ...
  • Yu, Lei; Khachaturyan, Marina; Matschiner, Michael; Healey, Adam; Bauer, Diane; Cameron, Brenda; Cusson, Mathieu; Duffy, J. Emmett; Fodrie, F. Joel; Gill, Diana; Grimwood, Jane; Hori, Masakazu; Hovel, Kevin; Hughes, A. Randall; Jahnke, Marlene; Jenkins, Jerry; Keymanesh, Keykhosrow; Kruschel, Claudia; Mamidi, Sujan; Menning, Damian M.; Moksnes, Per-Olav; Nakaoka, Masahiro; Pennacchio, Christa; Reiss, Katrin; Rossi, Francesca; Ruesink, Jennifer L.; Schultz, Stewart T.; Talbot, Sandra; Unsworth, Richard; Ward, David H.; Dagan, Tal; Schmutz, Jeremy; Eisen, Jonathan A.; Stachowicz, John J.; Van de Peer, Yves; Olsen, Jeanine L.; Reusch, Thorsten B.H. (Nature Research, 2023-08)
    Currents are unique drivers of oceanic phylogeography and thus determine the distribution of marine coastal species, along with past glaciations and sea-level changes. Here we reconstruct the worldwide colonization history ...
  • Takawira, Lazarus Tichararama; Bachir, Ines Hadj; Ployet, Raphael; Tulloch, Jade; Clemente, Helene San; Christie, Nanette; Ladouce, Nathalie; Dupas, Annabelle; Rai, Avanish; Grima-Pettenati, Jacqueline; Myburg, Alexander Andrew; Mizrachi, Eshchar; Mounet, Fabien; Hussey, Steven Grant (Springer, 2023-10)
    A multi-tiered transcriptional network regulates xylem differentiation and secondary cell wall (SCW) formation in plants, with evidence of both conserved and lineage-specific SCW network architecture. We aimed to elucidate ...
  • Faller, F.; Burton, Stephanie G.; Kaniki, A.; Leitch, A.; Ntshoe, I. (Higher Education South Africa (HESA), 2023-05)
    This article applies findings from the recent national review of South African doctoral qualifications to examine ways in which universities interpret the formulation of, and apply in the context of a differentiated higher ...
  • Mwatondo, Athman; Rahman-Shepherd, Afifah; Hollmann, Lara; Chiossi, Scott; Maina, Josphat; Kurup, Karishma Krishna; Hassan, Osama Ahmed; Coates, Beatrice; Khan, Mishal; Spencer, Julia; Mutono, Nyamai; Thumbi, Samuel M.; Muturi, Mathew; Mutunga, Mumbua; Arruda, Lia Barbara; Akhbari, Melika; Ettehad, Dena; Ntoumi, Francine; Scott, Terence P.; Nel, Louis Hendrik; Ellis-Iversen, Johanne; Sonksen, Ute Wolff; Onyango, Diana; Ismail, Zuleka; Simachew, Kebadu; Wolking, David; Kazwala, Rudovick; Sijali, Zikankuba; Bett, Bernard; Heymann, David; Kock, Richard; Zumla, Alimuddin; Dar, Osman (Elsevier, 2023-02)
    There has been a renewed focus on threats to the human–animal–environment interface as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and investments in One Health collaborations are expected to increase. Efforts to monitor the ...
  • Ngubane, Nombuso P.; Dreyer, Leanne L.; Slippers, Bernard; Kemler, Martin; Witfeld, Frederick; Begerow, Dominik; Brachmann, Andreas; Roets, Francois (Springer, 2023-12)
    CONTEXT : Land use change can significantly affect plant-fungal interactions. OBJECTIVES : We assessed how fungal endophytes within African wild olive (Olea europaea subsp. cuspidata) twigs are influenced by different ...
  • Martinez-Alvarez, Laura; Ramond, Jean-Baptiste; Vikram, Surendra; Leon-Sobrino, Carlos; Maggs‑Kolling, Gillian; Cowan, Don A. (American Society for Microbiology, 2023-11)
    Salt pans or playas, which are saline-rich springs surrounded by halite evaporates in arid environments, have played an essential role in landscape erosion during the formation of the Namib Desert and are numerous in its ...
  • Kauai, Felipe; Mortier, Frederik; Milosavljevic, Silvija; Van de Peer, Yves; Bonte, Dries (Royal Society, 2023-03)
    Polyploidy, i.e. the occurrence of multiple sets of chromosomes, is regarded as an important phenomenon in plant ecology and evolution, with all flowering plants likely having a polyploid ancestry. Owing to genome shock, ...
  • Truter, Mia; Koopman, Jessica E.; Jordaan, Karen; Tsamkxao, Leon Oma; Cowan, Don A.; Underdown, Simon J.; Ramond, Jean-Baptiste; Rifkin, R.F. (Riaan) (Cell Press, 2024-02)
    We investigate the bacterial and fungal composition and functionality of the Ju|’hoansi intestinal microbiome (IM). The Juǀʼhoansi are a hunter-gatherer community residing in northeastern Namibia. They formerly subsisted ...
  • Engelbrecht, Karyn; Raubenheimer, Inge; Paap, Trudy; Neethling, Emma; Roets, Francois (Springer, 2024-01)
    We present the first report of Fusarium euwallaceae and its ambrosia beetle vector Euwallacea fornicatus in deciduous fruit tree orchards in South Africa. Fusarium euwallaceae, is shown to be pathogenic to pear (Pyrus ...
  • Mortier, Frederik; Bafort, Quinten; Milosavljevic, Silvija; Kauai, Felipe; Boxoen, Lucas Prost; Van de Peer, Yves; Bonte, Dries (Wiley, 2024)
    Polyploidy, resulting from whole-genome duplication (WGD), is ubiquitous in nature and reportedly associated with extreme environments and biological invasions. However, WGD usually comes with great costs, raising questions ...

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