16 downloads
59 views

Background. Choosing reference genes for RT-qPCR for the study of transcriptomic responses of target genes is often done using “standard” reference genes (housekeeping genes) selected before the genomic era. Now, published transcriptome data can be used to aid...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27537v1
24 downloads
63 views

A previous study with spr2 mutant tomato plants which are negatively affected in the synthesis of jasmonic acid (JA), suggested that JA regulates the arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) colonization via the control of carbon (C) partitioning. Although this and other...

["Biotechnology","Ecology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27533v1
36 downloads
86 views

Endophytic fungi, which colonize within a host plant without causing any apparent diseases, have been considered as an important source of bioactive secondary metabolites containing antimicrobial and antioxidant activities. The aim of this research was to isolate...

["Biotechnology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6427
151 downloads
232 views

This review was initiated by the COST action CA15114 AMICI “Anti-Microbial Coating Innovations to prevent infectious diseases,” where one important aspect is to analyze ecotoxicological impacts of antimicrobial coatings (AMCs) to ensure their sustainable use. Scopus...

["Microbiology","Toxicology","Public Health","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6315
64 downloads
117 views

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of complex microbial genomic DNA templates with degenerate primers can lead to distortion of the underlying community structure due to inefficient primer-template interactions leading to bias. We previously described...

["Bioengineering","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27525v1
60 downloads
137 views

The reported Agrobacterium radiobacter DSM 30174T genome is highly fragmented, hindering robust comparative genomics and genome-based taxonomic analysis. We re-sequenced the Agrobacterium radiobacter type strain, generating a dramatically improved genome with high...

["Agricultural Science","Genomics","Microbiology","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6366
128 downloads
168 views

Background Understanding the role of communities of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in agricultural systems is imperative for enhancing crop production. The key variables influencing change in AMF communities are the type of cover crop species or the type of...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Microbiology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6403
125 downloads
186 views

Sugarcane-soybean intercropping has been widely used to control disease and improve nutrition in the field. However, the response of the soil microbial community diversity and structure to intercropping is not well understood. Since microbial diversity corresponds...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6412
116 downloads
186 views

Background Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have attracted great attention due to their outstanding electrical, optical, magnetic, catalytic, and antimicrobial properties. However, there is a need for alternative production methods that use less toxic precursors and...

["Microbiology","Green Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6413
135 downloads
178 views

We previously reported MetaBAT, an automated metagenome binning software tool to reconstruct single genomes from microbial communities for subsequent analyses of uncultivated microbial species. MetaBAT has become one of the most popular binning tools largely due...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Microbiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27522v1
338 downloads
707 views

Host-microbe interactions play crucial roles in marine ecosystems, but we still have very little understanding of the mechanisms that govern these relationships, the evolutionary processes that shape them, and their ecological consequences. The holobiont concept...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27519v1
109 downloads
262 views

Genotype-specific contributions to the environmental tolerance and disease susceptibility of corals are widely accepted. Yet our understanding of how host genotype influences the composition and stability of the coral microbiome subjected to environmental fluctuations...

["Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6377
109 downloads
873 views

Microbial ecology research requires sampling strategies that accurately represent the microbial community under study. These communities must typically be transported from the collection location to the laboratory and then stored until they can be processed. However,...

["Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6414
285 downloads
1,000 views

Background: Every human being carries with them a collection of microbes, a collection that is likely both unique to that person, but also dynamic as a result of significant flux with the surrounding environment. The interaction of the human microbiome (i.e., the...

["Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27514v1
40 downloads
204 views

The diazotrophic Paenibacillus polymyxa WLY78 possesses a minimal nitrogen fixation gene cluster consisting of nine genes (nifB nifH nifD nifK nifE nifN nifX hesA and nifV). Notably, the hesA gene contained within the nif gene cluster is also found within nif gene...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6294

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