Abbreviation: J. Yeast Fungal Res.
Start Year: 2010
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DOI: 10.5897/JYFR2016.0172[Article Number: 8E42DA761081]
This study aimed to examine the diversity of yeasts associated with bovine mastitis by employing molecular techniques in yeast identification. A total of 300 composite milk samples were collected from 26 peri-urban farms and examined. After culture, 37 (12.3%) fungal isolates were identified using the API 20C AUX. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and sequencing of the domains D1 and D2 of the 26S rRNA gene identified... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JYFR2015.0154[Article Number: 6F33E6359150]
Study on the consumption and uses of edible fungi by selected ethnic tribes/groups in selected geographical regions in Nepal is lacking. This paper highlights the various ways of using Termitomyces spp. in Tarai, Siwalik and Midhill in Nepal. The investigation was conducted before, during and after monsoon, from 2010 to 2012. Data were obtained by interacting with members of the ethnic groups used in this study, as well... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JYFR2015.0164[Article Number: EE0732758482]
Candida species cause superficial mycosis and more serious systemic infections. The virulence factors of Candida are their adherence and hyphae formation ability and the production of hydrolytic enzymes. In addition, they produce secondary metabolites which are also implicated in the pathogenesis. Literature on the production of gliotoxin, one of the metabolites by Candida spp. is controversial. The aim of this study... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JYFR2015.0160[Article Number: C1670F758480]
Pathogenic yeast-like fungi and bacteria are found all over the world, and are a frequent cause of invasive disease in immunocompromised hosts. However, there is a paucity of data on pathogenic yeast-like fungi in Korea. In this study, the characterization of pathogenic yeast-like fungi and co-infected bacteria isolated from 715 patients (ranging in age from 29 days to 99 years, with a mean age of 49 years) that were... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JYFR2015.0162[Article Number: C7E8C2657878]
Trichoderma viride, the most promising biocontrol agent is able to control a wide range of plant pathogens. It is one of the most widely used species against plant disease and can improve the plant growth and crop yields. Biomass yields and sporulation of this fungus depends on the culture conditions (culture method), nutritional requirements (carbon and nitrogen source, mineral elements, carbon concentration, carbon to... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JYFR2014.0149[Article Number: 25CB15654690]
Teleomorph stage of the fungus Neurospora udagawae was formed abundantly on the culture media of potato dextrose agar, potato carrot agar and malt extract agar. Perithecia were visible on the culture medium and plant tissues (on the bark of tree) of hazelnut tree (Corylus avellana L.) from specimens of the Northwest forest of Iran. The fungus was identified for the first time in this area. The isolate was examined for... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JYFR2015.0155[Article Number: CCF1F0553690]
Malassezia pachydermatis is a commensal yeast of the skin and external ear canal of dogs and cats that may become an opportunistic pathogen under some conditions. The aim of this paper was to research the diseases which predispose to the development of opportunistic M. pachydermatis in dogs with external otitis or dermatopathies. The samples were collected by sterile swabs or by the carpet technique. Samples were... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JYFR2014.0146[Article Number: 137E83252380]
In recent years, many antimicrobial peptides have been found in the venoms of animals from different sources and have been intensively studied to elucidate their ability to inhibit the growth of potential pathogenic microorganisms. The aim of this study was to characterize and evaluate the in vitro antifungal activity of crude venom from two amazonian snakes: Bothrops atrox and Crotalus durissus ruruima. The molecular... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JYFR2014.0150[Article Number: 2D3C92E52381]
The genus Ganoderma is one of the most important group of Basidiomycetes due to their medicinal effects and also because they cause decay in a very wide range of tree species all over the world. Opportunistic sampling was used to collect 57 samples of Ganoderma from oil palm and other hosts for identification using comparative morphology and supported by molecular studies of the ITS and mtSSu gene regions. The... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JYFR2015.0153[Article Number: C71539B52204]
A new macrochemical test using ethanol drops was set up and described here as a safer, quicker and more reliable substitute for the previously used match flame to reveal yellow resin on the pileus of Ganoderma resinaceum, no matter its geographical origin. Four concentrations (30, 70, 90 and 99%) of ethanol (CH3-CH2OH) were tested with distilled water as negative control, as a substitute to the old match flame test in... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JYFR2014. 0143[Article Number: 98379BC48731]
This study on the effects of combination of NPK fertilizer, cowdung, humus soil and poultry droppings with sawdust on the number of days to primordia formation, maturity and harvest of P. ostreatus was carried out in the Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology, Imo State University, Owerri. The objectives of the study were to identify the most suitable substrate combination in the determination of the number of... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JYFR2014.0138[Article Number: F52AB1348733]
The field of natural products and their use in the development of medicinal or other health-related products vis-à-vis their conservation needs special focus. The challenges for fungal conservation are daunting. As nature's recyclers, fungi are like municipal refuse collectors employed to take away our rubbish. We do not notice them until they go on strike. The well-being of fungi is necessary for sustainable... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JYFR2014.0144[Article Number: 04A1C9948251]
Hymenagaricus mlimaniensis Mwanga & Tibuhwa sp. nov. is described from Dar es Salaam Mlimani Main Campus in the semi protected natural tropical forest left in the Dar es Salaam city. The species superficially looks like Agaricus and its difference to the closest taxa in Hymenagaricus genus is both morphologically and genetically presented. The species is distinctively characterized from the closest H. pallidodiscus... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JYFR2014.0141[Article Number: DC01D7D48249]
After studying the effects of carbon sources, nitrogen sources, and mineral elements on the mycelia growth of ARF907 in our lab, this research firstly was concerned with the carbon concentration, carbon to nitrogen ratio on the mycelia growth of this fungus, and the better mycelial yield got with carbon concentration of 6 g l-1 and carbon to nitrogen ratio of 160:1. This paper secondly was concerned with the... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JYFR2014.0139[Article Number: 99C47C847266]
Mushrooms consumption has generated interest in man from early civilization. Mushrooms have a unique texture and flavour that are not found in other food crops. In addition, mushrooms cultivating is a promising new industry, with many new businesses developing every year. Cultivation of saprophytic edible mushrooms may be the currently economical biotechnology for lingo-cellulose organic waste recycling that combines... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JYFR2014.0137[Article Number: DD0FC4447270]
Effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and small related molecules on the morphology of fission yeast (Schizosaccharomyces pombe) are described. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are important environmental pollutants that act as carcinogens via several mechanisms of action. Fission yeast is a useful model organism for revealing the mechanisms by which these molecules affect the cell. None of the molecules studied... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JYFR2014.0133[Article Number: C2EF23346438]
A total of 456 clinically diagnosed cases (170 male and 286 female) of superficial mycosis was conducted. Highest incidence of cutaneous candidiasis followed by pityriasis versicolor was found. The maximum incidence of superficial mycosis was found in adult females with cutaneous candidiasis then pityriasis versicolor in both sexes (females 83 and males 80). In this study, the most common isolate was Trichophyton... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JYFR2014.0136[Article Number: 89CFA7446440]
Candida albicans is a dimorphic, opportunist fungal pathogen in which cell adhesion and filamentation contribute to host tissue invasiveness and fungal pathogenicity. Morphogenesis in C. albicans which involves yeast to hyphae transition is dependent on temperature, the growth media composition, and is regulated by quorum sensing. In yeasts, filament formation and polarized growth are associated with the actin... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JYFR2013.0126[Article Number: E6B7D1A45157]
Nigerloxin (2-amido-3-hydroxy-6-methoxy-5-methyle-4-(prop-1’enyl) benzoic acid) is a Lipoxygenase and Aldose reductase inhibitor produced by Aspergillus niger MTCC 5116. It is produced only under solid state fermentation (SSF) and the inoculum required for the inhibitor production is developed in submerged condition. As this is a newly discovered enzyme inhibitor with potential commercial success against diabetic... Read more.
DOI: 10.5897/JYFR2014.0135[Article Number: E9A3FEB45164]
Anthracnose caused by Colletotrichum musae is the most important postharvest disease of banana fruit. The present study was conducted to evaluate the sensitivity of C. musae isolates to hot water treatment in vitro. The effect of hot water treatment (HWT) in vitro was determined by placing conidial suspensions and plugs of agar with mycelia of 12 single spore isolates of C. musae in hot water bath at 45, 50 and 55°C... Read more.
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