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Overcoming Biomass Recalcitrance by Combining Genetically Modified Switchgrass and Cellulose Solvent-Based Lignocellulose Pretreatment
Decreasing lignin content of plant biomass by genetic engineering is believed to mitigate biomass recalcitrance and improve saccharification efficiency of plant biomass. In this study, we compared two different pretreatment ...
Plasticity and constraint in growth and protein mineralization of ectomycorrhizal fungi under simulated nitrogen deposition
(Mycological Society of America, 2002)
Ectomycorrhizal fungi allow their host plants access to organic forms of N through enzymatic mineralization of the substrate and enhanced absorption of amino acids and mineral N. The cost to the plant is carbohydrates that ...
Honey Bee Gut Microbiome Is Altered by In-Hive Pesticide Exposures
Honey bees (Apis mellifera) are the primary pollinators of major horticultural crops. Over the last few decades, a substantial decline in honey bees and their colonies have been reported. While a plethora of factors could ...
Effects of prohexadione-calcium on grape yield components and fruit and wine composition
(American Society for Enology and Viticulture, 2004)
Prohexadione-calcium (prohexadione-Ca) was applied to field-grown Cabernet franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Seyval to evaluate rates and timing effects on fruit yield components and on fruit and wine composition. ...
Using host‐associated differentiation to track source population and dispersal distance among insect vectors of plant pathogens
Small, mobile insects are notoriously challenging to track across landscapes and manage in agricultural fields. However, genetic differentiation among insect populations and host plants acquired through host‐associated ...