Deng, J., Yu, Y., Wang, X., Liu, Q., & Huang, X. 2021 The Ubiquity and Development-Related Abundance Dynamics of Ophiocordyceps Fungi in Soft Scale Insects. Microorganisms


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  • Notes: In this study, a nuclear ribosomal internal transcribed spacer (ITS)gene fragment was used to analyze the diversity of fungal communities in 28 Coccidae species based on next-generation sequencing (NGS). Furthermore, samples from different developmental stages of Ceroplastes japonicus were sequenced to illustrate the dynamics of fungal community. Our results showed that Coccidae-associated Ophiocordyceps fungi (COF) were prevalent in all 28 tested species with high relative abundance.

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