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Bacteria surface charge mediates important cell-environment and microbe-host interactions, and its accurate and precise measurement by microelectrophoresis requires removing metabolites adhered to the cell surface - where repeated centrifugation and washing by...

["Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.91v4
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Surrogate host models have been employed to study bacterial virulence mechanisms of important human pathogens. Particularly, zebrafish (Danio rerio) has been used to determine the role of vertebrate innate immunity during bacterial infections. The easy-to-obtain...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2319v1
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Dormancy is a general microbial life-history trait that leads to the emergence of seed banks across diverse ecosystems. While the primary forces driving seed banks include macroscale factors like resource supply, the importance of microscale factors such as individual...

["Computational Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Mathematical Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2321v1
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Understanding the distribution of taxa and associated traits across different environments is one of the central questions in microbial ecology. High-throughput sequencing (HTS) studies are presently generating huge volumes of data to address this biogeographical...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2317v1
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Hydrogenases are metalloenzymes that reversibly catalyse the oxidation or production of molecular hydrogen (H2). Amongst a number of promising candidates for application in the oxidation of H2 is a soluble [Ni–Fe] uptake hydrogenase (SH) produced by Cupriavidus...

["Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2269
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A major limitation with traditional phage preparations is the variability in titer, salts, and bacterial contaminants between successive propagations. Here we introduce the Phage On Tap (PoT) protocol for the quick and efficient preparation of homogenous bacteriophage...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2261
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The production of hydrogen and methane by geochemical reactions associated with the serpentinization of ultramafic rocks can potentially support subsurface microbial ecosystems independent of the photosynthetic biosphere. Methanogenic and methanotrophic microorganisms...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Genomics","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2315v1
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Bacteria surface charge derives its meaning from the cell’s environment; thus, there is no specific surface charge. Determining the surface charge of bacteria in its native environment requires measuring the proxy variable, zeta potential, using cells obtained...

["Bioengineering","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2086v2
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Background: In this work, we aimed to gain insights into the contribution of soil bacteria to carbon sequestration in Mediterranean habitats. In particular, we aimed to use bacterial laccase-encoding genes as molecular markers for soil organic C cycling. Using...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2257
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Campylobacter jejuni is a major cause of bacterial gastroenteritis worldwide, primarily associated with the consumption of contaminated poultry. C. jejuni lineages vary in host range and prevalence in human infection, suggesting differences in survival throughout...

["Genetics","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2300v1
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Functional genomics research can give us valuable insights into bacterial gene function. RNA Sequencing (RNA-seq) can generate information on transcript abundance in bacteria following abiotic stress treatments. In this study, we used the RNA-seq technique to study...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2223
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Understanding the population structure and genetic diversity of plant pathogens, as well as the effect of agricultural practices on pathogen evolution, is important for disease management. Developments in molecular methods have contributed to increase the resolution...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2222
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The goal of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of acute phase proteins and proinflammatory cytokines in sheep with pneumonic pasteurellosis. Blood samples were collected from 56 sheep (36 naturally infected with Pasteurella multocida and 20 healthy...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2161
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With increasing sophistication of instruments and techniques, in addition to the increment in intricacies, girth and complexities of the problems being addressed, simple methods (especially computational biology techniques) are being overlooked, replaced or phased...

["Bioinformatics","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2296v1
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Background. Cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) were originally endemic to Australia, but they are nowadays popular worldwide pet birds. It is now possible to make detailed molecular studies on cultivable and uncultivable bacteria that are part of the intestinal...

["Biodiversity","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2292v1

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