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Ning Zhang
Rutgers University
Publications 77
Published on Dec 1, 2019in Scientific Reports 4.01
Guohong Cai (Purdue University), Tomara J. Fleury (ARS: Agricultural Research Service), Ning Zhang24
Estimated H-index: 24
(RU: Rutgers University)
Microsatellites are a tract of repetitive, short DNA motifs (usually 1 to 6 bp) abundant in eukaryotic genomes. They are robust molecular markers in many areas of studies. Development of microsatellite markers usually involves three steps: (1) obtaining microsatellite-containing sequences, (2) primer design, and (3) screening microsatellite loci for polymorphism. The first and third steps require considerable resources. Next generation sequencing technologies have greatly alleviated the constrai...
Published on Feb 14, 2019in Scientific Reports 4.01
Rakenth R. Menon (Binghamton University), Jing Luo18
Estimated H-index: 18
(RU: Rutgers University)
+ 5 AuthorsCongrui Jin1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Binghamton University)
Concrete is susceptible to cracking owing to drying shrinkage, freeze-thaw cycles, delayed ettringite formation, reinforcement corrosion, creep and fatigue, etc. Continuous inspection and maintenance of concrete infrastructure require onerous labor and high costs. If the damaging cracks can heal by themselves without any human interference or intervention, that could be of great attraction. In this study, a novel self-healing approach is investigated, in which fungi are applied to heal cracks in...
Published on Apr 29, 2019in Phytopathology 3.26
Megan F. Muehlbauer4
Estimated H-index: 4
(RU: Rutgers University),
Janine Tobia (RU: Rutgers University)+ 4 AuthorsThomas J. Molnar8
Estimated H-index: 8
(RU: Rutgers University)
Published on Feb 1, 2019in Molecular Plant Pathology 4.38
Barbara Valent45
Estimated H-index: 45
(KSU: Kansas State University),
Mark L. Farman24
Estimated H-index: 24
(UK: University of Kentucky)
+ 13 AuthorsLinda M. Kohn38
Estimated H-index: 38
(U of T: University of Toronto)
Author(s): Valent, Barbara; Farman, Mark; Tosa, Yukio; Begerow, Dominik; Fournier, Elisabeth; Gladieux, Pierre; Islam, M Tofazzal; Kamoun, Sophien; Kemler, Martin; Kohn, Linda M; Lebrun, Marc-Henri; Stajich, Jason E; Talbot, Nicholas J; Terauchi, Ryohei; Tharreau, Didier; Zhang, Ning
Published on Dec 1, 2018in Plant Disease 3.58
A. Tariq1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University),
Farah Naz3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University)
+ 9 AuthorsMuhammad F. Aslam1
Estimated H-index: 1
Published on Dec 1, 2018in Scientific Reports 4.01
Ning Zhang24
Estimated H-index: 24
(RU: Rutgers University),
Guohong Cai13
Estimated H-index: 13
(USDA: United States Department of Agriculture)
+ 12 AuthorsJing Luo18
Estimated H-index: 18
(RU: Rutgers University)
The rice blast fungus Pyricularia oryzae (syn. Magnaporthe oryzae, Magnaporthe grisea), a member of the order Magnaporthales in the class Sordariomycetes, is an important plant pathogen and a model species for studying pathogen infection and plant-fungal interaction. In this study, we generated genome sequence data from five additional Magnaporthales fungi including non-pathogenic species, and performed comparative genome analysis of a total of 13 fungal species in the class Sordariomycetes to u...
Published on Jun 4, 2018in Mycologia 2.86
Emily Walsh11
Estimated H-index: 11
(RU: Rutgers University),
Weijun Duan1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 4 AuthorsNing Zhang24
Estimated H-index: 24
(RU: Rutgers University)
ABSTRACTTwo new species of Cadophora are described based on multigene phylogenetic analyses and phenotypic and ecological characters. The species delimitation was based on concordance of gene genealogies. The cultures of the Cadophora species were isolated from the roots of long-beaked sedge and white spruce from a subalpine forest in western Canada; however, they probably have a broader distribution because their internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences have high similarity with a number of ...
Published on Jun 4, 2018in Mycologia 2.86
Joseph W. Spatafora52
Estimated H-index: 52
(OSU: Oregon State University),
M. Catherine Aime13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Purdue University)
+ 1 AuthorsKeith A. Seifert39
Estimated H-index: 39
(AAFC: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
ABSTRACTThe end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st will be remembered as the golden age of molecular systematics of Fungi. The development of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), automated sequencing, and explicit algorithms for inferring phylogenetic trees transformed fungal systematics into a hypothesis-testing discipline that would go on to serve as the foundation for comparative and evolutionary genomics. Many mycologists participated in this modernization of mycology and perh...
Published on Jun 30, 2018
Marco Thines29
Estimated H-index: 29
W Crous Pedro85
Estimated H-index: 85
+ 6 AuthorsMarc Stadler38
Estimated H-index: 38
The large number of species still to be discovered in fungi, together with an exponentially growing number of environmental sequences that cannot be linked to known taxa, has fuelled the idea that it might be necessary to formally name fungi on the basis of sequence data only. Here we object to this idea due to several shortcomings of the approach, ranging from concerns regarding reproducibility and the violation of general scientific principles to ethical issues. We come to the conclusion that ...
Jing Luo18
Estimated H-index: 18
(RU: Rutgers University),
Xiaobo Chen1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Binghamton University)
+ -3 AuthorsCongrui Jin10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Binghamton University)
Abstract The goal of this study is to explore a new self-healing concept in which fungi are used as a self-healing agent to promote calcium mineral precipitation to fill the cracks in concrete. An initial screening of different species of fungi has been conducted. Fungal growth medium was overlaid onto cured concrete plate. Mycelial discs were aseptically deposited at the plate center. The results showed that, due to the dissolving of Ca(OH) 2 from concrete, the pH of the growth medium increased...