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Heavy losses incited yearly by Alternaria brassicicola on the vegetable Brassicaceae – have prompted our search for sources of genetic resistance against the pathogen and the resultant disease, dark leaf spot. We optimized several parameters to test the performance...

["Agricultural Science","Cell Biology","Microbiology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1360v2
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Monolaurin (also known as glycerol monolaurate) is a natural compound found in coconut oil and is known for its protective biological activities as an antimicrobial agent. The nature of oral candidiasis and the increased antifungal resistance, culminate the need...

["Cell Biology","Microbiology","Dentistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1717v1
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Background. Highly stable, evolutionarily conserved, small, non-integrative plasmids are commonly found in members of the Chlamydiaceae and, in some species, these plasmids have been strongly linked to virulence. To date, evidence for such a plasmid in Chlamydia...

["Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1661
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Next generation sequencing (NGS) technology is a widely accepted tool used by microbial ecologists to explore complex microbial communities in different ecosystems. As new NGS platforms continue to become available, it becomes imperative to compare data obtained...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology","Taxonomy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1599
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Abattoir surveillance for bovine tuberculosis, which consists of identifying and submitting granulomas for histopathology and mycobacterial culture was the primary means for detecting new cases in the United States. Mycobacterial culture is expensive, labor intensive...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Veterinary Medicine","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1703v1
386 downloads
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An ever expanding body of research investigates the human microbiome in general and the skin microbiome in particular. Microbiomes vary greatly from individual to individual. Understanding the factors that account for this variation, however, has proven challenging,...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Microbiology","Dermatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1605
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High-throughput sequencing provides a fast and cost effective mean to recover genomes of organisms from all domains of life. However, adequate curation of the assembly results against potential contamination of non-target organisms requires advanced bioinformatics...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1695v1
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Estimating and comparing microbial diversity are statistically challenging due to limited sampling and possible sequencing errors for low-frequency counts, producing spurious singletons. The inflated singleton count seriously affects statistical analysis and inferences...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Microbiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1634
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Scaling laws underpin unifying theories of biodiversity and are among the most predictively powerful relationships in biology. However, scaling laws developed for plants and animals often go untested or fail to hold for microorganisms. As a result, it is unclear...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1451v2
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Bacteria are essential for many ecosystem services but our understanding of factors controlling their functioning is incomplete. While biodiversity has been identified as an important driver of ecosystem processes in macrobiotic communities, we know much less about...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1688v1
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Five closely related populations of bacteria from the Candidate Phylum (CP) Peregrinibacteria, part of the bacterial Candidate Phyla Radiation (CPR), were sampled from filtered groundwater obtained from an aquifer adjacent to the Colorado River near the town of...

["Bioinformatics","Environmental sciences","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1607
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Background: Plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) has received considerable attention recently. Data analysis in JIPMER revealed 75% of the Enterobacteriaceae isolates to be ciprofloxacin-resistant in 2012. Few reports regarding the prevalence of PMQR are...

["Microbiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1682v1
106 downloads
223 views

A trait-based approach focuses on attributes of taxa that influence the structure and function of communities. Biofilm production is a trait that is common among microorganisms in a wide range of environmental, engineered, and host-associated ecosystems. In this...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1637v2
70 downloads
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Bioinformatics software often requires human-generated tabular text files as input and have specific requirements for how those data are formatted. Users frequently manage these data in spreadsheet programs, which is convenient for researchers who are compiling...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Ecology","Microbiology","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1670v1
85 downloads
550 views

Infant fecal samples are commonly studied to investigate the impacts of breastfeeding on the development of the microbiota and subsequent health effects. Comparisons of infants living in different geographic regions and environmental contexts are needed to aid...

["Biochemistry","Microbiology","Global Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1612

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