Zewei Song
University of Minnesota
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31Publications
9H-index
1,367Citations
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#1Matthew J. Michalska-Smith (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 6
#2Zewei Song (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 9
Last. Linda L. Kinkel (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 43
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Endophytes often have dramatic effects on their host plants. Characterizing the relationships among members of these communities has focused on identifying the effects of single microbes on their host, but has generally overlooked interactions among the myriad microbes in natural communities as well as potential higher-order interactions. Network analyses offer a powerful means for characterizing patterns of interaction among microbial members of the phytobiome that may be crucial to mediating i...
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#1Anja Cernosa (University of Ljubljana)H-Index: 2
#2Xiaohuan SunH-Index: 2
Last. Zewei SongH-Index: 9
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The black yeast-like fungus Aureobasidium melanogenum is an opportunistic human pathogen frequently found indoors. Its traits, potentially linked to pathogenesis, have never been systematically studied. Here, we examine 49 A. melanogenum strains for growth at 37 °C, siderophore production, hemolytic activity, and assimilation of hydrocarbons and human neurotransmitters and report within-species variability. All but one strain grew at 37 °C. All strains produced siderophores and showed some hemol...
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#1Yu Fukasawa (Tohoku University)H-Index: 16
#2Kimiyo Matsukura (Niigata University)H-Index: 3
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Abstract null null Given that forest dieback due to emerging pests is increasing under global warming, understanding the relationships between pests, climate, and forest biodiversity is an urgent priority. In Japan, mass attacks of an ambrosia beetle, vectoring a pathogenic fungus, cause oak wilt outbreaks in recent decades. Here, the associations of oak wilt and climate with wood-inhabiting fungal communities in apparently healthy Quercus serrata trunks were investigated using DNA metabarcoding...
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#1Yu Fukasawa (Tohoku University)H-Index: 16
#2Kimiyo Matsukura (Niigata University)H-Index: 3
Last. Daisuke Sakuma (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 6
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Wood-inhabiting fungi are critically important for the decomposition of coarse woody debris (CWD). To evaluate the relative importance of climate, vegetation, and spatial factors in the functional ...
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#1Chao FangH-Index: 7
Last. Karsten Kristiansen (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 102
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Although several large-scale environmental microbial projects have been initiated in the past two decades, understanding of the role of complex microbiotas is still constrained by problems of detecting and identifying unknown microorganisms1-6. Currently, hypervariable regions of rRNA genes as well as internal transcribed spacer regions are broadly used to identify bacteria and fungi within complex communities7, 8, but taxonomic and phylogenetic resolution is hampered by insufficient sequencing ...
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#1Xiaohuan SunH-Index: 2
#2Yuehua Hu (XTBG: Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden)
Last. Zewei SongH-Index: 9
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Metabarcoding is a widely used method for fast characterization of microbial communities in complex environmental samples. However, the selction of sequencing platform can have a noticeable effect on the estimated community composition. Here, we evaluated the metabarcoding performance of a DNBSEQ-G400 sequencer developed by MGI Tech using 16S and internal transcribed spacer (ITS) markers to investigate bacterial and fungal mock communities, as well as the ITS2 marker to investigate the fungal co...
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#1Xiaohuan SunH-Index: 2
Last. Zewei SongH-Index: 9
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Metabarcoding has become the de facto method for characterizing the structure of microbial communities in complex environmental samples. To determine how sequencing platform may influence microbial community characterization, we present a large-scale comparison of two sequencing platforms; Illumina MiSeq and a new platform DNBSEQ-G400 developed by MGI Tech. The accuracy of DNBSEQ-G400 on bacterial and fungal mock samples and compared sequencing consistency and precision between DNBSEQ-G400 and M...
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#1Daniel C. Schlatter (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 18
#2Zewei Song (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 9
Last. Linda L. Kinkel (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 43
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: Soil microbes live within highly complex communities, where community composition, function, and evolution are the product of diverse interactions among community members. Analysis of the complex networks of interactions within communities has the potential to shed light on community stability, functioning, and evolution. However, we have little understanding of the variation in interaction networks among coevolved soil populations. We evaluated networks of antibiotic inhibitory interactions a...
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#1Yu Fukasawa (Cardiff University)H-Index: 16
#2Yoko Ando (Tohoku University)H-Index: 5
Last. Daisuke Sakuma (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 6
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Abstract Picea is one of the most dominant conifer genera in the Northern Hemisphere and includes species which require coarse woody debris (CWD) as a seedbed for regeneration. To understand the future of forest distribution under global climate change, it is important to investigate regeneration mechanisms in Picea forests on the borders of its distribution. In the present study, we evaluated the biotic factors affecting the establishment of Picea jezoensis var. hondoensis seedlings on CWD in o...
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#1Cene Gostinčar (University of Ljubljana)H-Index: 19
#2Xiaohuan SunH-Index: 2
Last. Zewei SongH-Index: 9
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Background. Wallemia ichthyophaga is a highly specialised basidiomycetous fungus. It is one of the most halophilic fungi ever described, only able to grow at low water activity. This specialisation is thought to explain why it is only rarely isolated from nature. Results. Genomes of 21 W. ichthyophaga strains were sequenced with PE150 reads on BGISEQ500 platform. The genomes shared high similarity with the reference genome of the species, they were all smaller than 10 Mbp and had a low number of...
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