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Indigenous beers (chicha) are part of the indigenous culture in Ecuador. The fermentation process of these beers probably relies on microorganisms from fermented substrates, environment and human microbiota. We analyzed the microbiota of artisanal beers (including...

["Anthropology","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1962
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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, are important for disease management. Developments in molecular methods have contributed to increasing the resolution...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1998v3
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Development of tools to identify species, genotypes, or novel strains of invasive organisms is critical for monitoring emergence and implementing rapid response measures. Molecular markers, although critical to identifying species or genotypes, require bioinformatic...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Mycology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2005v1
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The replication of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is dependent on the virus-encoded 3C protease (3Cpro). As in other picornaviruses, 3Cpro performs most of the proteolytic processing of the polyprotein expressed from the large open reading frame in the RNA...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1964
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The intensification of western boundary currents in the global ocean will potentially influence meso-scale eddy generation, and redistribute microbes and their associated ecological and biogeochemical functions. To understand eddy-induced changes in microbial community...

["Biochemistry","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1973
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Bioluminescent reporter genes, such as those from fireflies and bacteria, let researchers use light production as a non-invasive and non-destructive surrogate measure of microbial numbers in a wide variety of environments. As bioluminescence needs microbial metabolites,...

["Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1993v1
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Background. Chromosome conformation capture, coupled with high throughput DNA sequencing in protocols like Hi-C and 3C-seq, has been proposed as viable means to generate data to resolve the genomes of microorganisms living in naturally occuring environments. Metagenomic...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Microbiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1974v1
19 downloads
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Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) is an effective method to describe bacterial populations. Conventionally, MLST involves Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)amplification of housekeeping genes followed by Sanger DNA sequencing. Public Health England (PHE) is in the...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1971v1
94 downloads
560 views

Background. The honey bee (Apis mellifera) is the most important pollinator in agriculture worldwide. However, the number of honey bees has fallen significantly since 2006, becoming a huge ecological problem nowadays. The principal cause is CCD, or Colony Collapse...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1950
59 downloads
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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1966v1
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Sponges (phylum Porifera) are important members of almost all aquatic ecosystems, and are renowned for hosting often dense and diverse microbial communities. While the specificity of the sponge microbiota seems to be closely related to host phylogeny, the environmental...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1936
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Methane seep systems along continental margins host diverse and dynamic microbial assemblages, sustained in large part through the microbially mediated process of sulfate-coupled Anaerobic Oxidation of Methane (AOM). This methanotrophic metabolism has been linked...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1913
56 downloads
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Rnf is a membrane protein complex that has been shown to be important in energy conservation. Here, Desulfovibrio alaskensis G20 and Rnf mutants of G20 were grown with different electron donor and acceptor combinations to determine the importance of Rnf in energy...

["Biochemistry","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1919
76 downloads
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Genome sequencing plays a key role in understanding the genetic diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb). The genotype-specific character of M. tb contributes to tuberculosis severity and emergence of drug resistance. Strains of M. tb complex can be classified...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1905
90 downloads
468 views

Seeds are involved in the vertical transmission of microorganisms from one plant generation to another and consequently act as reservoirs for the plant microbiota. However, little is known about the structure of seed-associated microbial assemblages and the regulators...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1923

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