Andrew P. Detheridge

Andrew P. Detheridge
Aberystwyth University | AU · Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences

PhD

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The use of rotations and minimum tillage in agriculture can permit more sustainable production through increasing soil organic matter and nutrients, and breaking of pathogen lifecycles. Soil fungal populations make an important physical and chemical contribution to soil. For example, mycorrhizal species are important in plant nutrition but are ofte...
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We investigated re-establishment of fungal communities on eight former colliery sites in South Wales following revegetation 22–27 y earlier. Regraded bare coal-spoil was seeded to sheep-grazed grasslands, with saplings planted into coal-spoil for woodlands. Metabarcoding (28S rRNA, D1 region) of soil fungal populations showed that woodland and gras...
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Stellera chamaejasme L. is the most problematic weed in China's grasslands. Its root exudates affect co-occurring plants and thus may also affect soil fungi. Soils (0-20 cm depth) on two adjacent sites, one invaded the other uninvaded, were compared for a range of physiochemical parameters and by DNA sequencing of fungal communities. At the invaded...
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The island of St Helena is small and over 1900 km from the nearest continental landmass. A unique flora, including five endemic genera of Asteraceae, developed on the island. Plant communities have changed radically since ca. 1550, with deforestation and introduction of continental species leading to extinctions and large reductions in the range an...
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Storage of soil samples prior to metagenomic analysis presents a problem. If field sites are remote or if samples are collected by third parties, transport to analytical laboratories may take several days or even weeks. The bulk of such samples and requirement for later homogenisation precludes the convenient use of a stabilisation buffer, so sampl...
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There are many different types of systems used to grow food that are distinguished by ideology or the technology used. It is often difficult to directly compare yield and quality in different growth systems due to the complicated interactions between genotype, physiology and environment. Many published comparisons do not identify and acknowledge co...
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Mulching (cutting of vegetation without removal of clippings) is used as a low-cost method for maintaining remote or abandoned grasslands in Slovakia. The likely consequence of mulching is seasonal nutrient enrichment resulting from decomposition of plant litter by saprotrophic organisms. The potential changes in biodiversity of the ecosystem cause...
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There were errors in the name of author László G. Nagy and in affiliation no. 31 in the original publication. The original article has been corrected.
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The cryptic lifestyle of most fungi necessitates molecular identiication of the guild in environmental studies. Over the past decades, rapid development and afordability of molecular tools have tremendously improved insights of the fungal diversity in all ecosystems and habitats. Yet, in spite of the progress of molecular methods, knowledge about f...
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Storage of soil samples prior to metagenomic analysis presents a problem. If field sites are remote or if samples are collected by third parties, transport to analytical laboratories may take several days or even weeks. The bulk of such samples and requirement for later homogenisation precludes the convenient use of a stabilisation buffer, so sampl...
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Increasing productivity is a key target in ruminant science which requires better understanding of the rumen microbiota. This study investigated how maternal vs artificial rearing shapes the rumen microbiota using 24 sets of triplet lambs. Lambs within each sibling set were randomly assigned to: natural rearing on the ewe (NN); ewe colostrum for 24...
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The mushroom-forming genus Squamanita comprises 10 described species, all parasitic on basidiomes of other members of the order Agaricales, including members of the genera Cystoderma, Galerina, Inocybe and Hebeloma. Here we report an anatomical investigation of the stipitate "mycocecidium' (¼fungus gall) formed on the basidiome of Cystoderma amiant...
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Soil samples were collected from 14 grassland areas (each ca. 900 m2) in the Hardcastle Crags area, near Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire (Hollin Hall, Crimsworth Dene and along the Widdop road sub-areas). After freeze-drying, grinding, DNA extraction and PCR (polymerase chain reaction) amplification of the ribosomal RNA fungal DNA barcode region, hig...
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Two strains of Pseudomonas putida, Psp-LUP and Psp-SPAR, capable of growth on the quinolizidine alkaloids, lupanine and sparteine respectively, were studied here. We report the isolation of Psp-SPAR and the complete genome sequencing of both bacteria. Both were confirmed to belong to P. putida, Psp-LUP close to the type isolate of the species (NBRC...
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Two strains of Pseudomonas putida, Psp-LUP and Psp-SPAR, capable of growth on the quinolizidine alkaloids, lupanine and sparteine respectively, were studied here. We report the isolation of Psp-SPAR and the complete genome sequencing of both bacteria. Both were confirmed to belong to P. putida, Psp-LUP close to the type isolate of the species (NBRC...
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Wood decay fungi found on living or dead trees in fruit orchards in the Nile Delta region of Egypt were isolated into pure culture and their ligninolytic capabilities examined. Growth on ash sawdust was monitored by quantification of ergosterol and laccase/peroxidase activities using the model substrate ABTS. Two species from the polyporoid clade o...
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Microbial colonization of glacial ice surfaces incurs feedbacks which affect the melting rate of the ice surface. Ecosystems formed as microbe-mineral aggregates termed cryoconite locally reduce ice surface albedo and represent foci of biodiversity and biogeochemical cycling. Consequently, greater understanding the ecological processes in the forma...
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The trophic strategy of the globally distributed waxcaps (Hygrophoraceae) is uncertain. Some clues point to a biotrophic mode, particularly the 13C and 15N (stable isotopes) signatures. The observation of dense basal hyphae of Hygrocybe fruit bodies being tightly attached to live fine roots may be indicative of a plant-derived nutritional habit. To...
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Potato dextrose agar (PDA) is one of the most commonly used media for the isolation and cultivation of fungi, with morphological features and pigmentation in culture often being important for identification of cultures. Cultivation of various fungi on different brands and batches of powdered (commercial) potato dextrose media revealed deficient pig...

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