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Results from large multicentre epidemiological studies suggest an association between the consumption of raw milk and a reduced incidence of allergy and asthma in children. Although the underlying mechanisms for this association are yet to be confirmed, researchers...

["Biotechnology","Genetics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.888
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Biological containment is a genetic technique to program dangerous organisms to grow only in the laboratory and to die in the natural environment. Auxotropy for a substance not found in the natural environment is an ideal biological containment. Here, we constructed...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1001v1
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Overcoming drug-resistance is one of the major challenges to control tuberculosis (TB). The up-regulation of efflux pumps is one common mechanism that leads to drug-resistance. Therefore, immunotherapy targeting these efflux pump antigens could be promising strategy...

["Biochemistry","Microbiology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.987v1
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Signalling helps connects different organisms in the biosphere. This research note describes the possible concentration-dependent odour mediated attraction of flies to stationary phase aerobic liquid cultures of Bacillus subtilis NRS-762 maintained on an open orbital...

["Biochemistry","Ecology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.541v2
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Microbes produce a variety of compounds that are used to kill or suppress other species. Traditional antibiotics have their origins in these natural products, as do many types of compounds being pursued today in the quest for new antibacterial drugs. When a potential...

["Evolutionary Studies","Mathematical Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.879
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Sikkim is an Indian state with unique cultural and natural landscape. Being rich in bioresources, earlier biodiversity explorations have led to enumeration of varied flora and fauna. However, fungi being an important biodiversity component, and especially, the...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.953v1
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Stable associations between bacterial endosymbionts and insect hosts provide opportunities to explore genome evolution in the context of established mutualisms and assess the roles of selection and genetic drift across host lineages and habitats. Blochmannia, obligate...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.881
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Heterotrophic plate counts (HPC) are routinely determined within the scope of water quality assessment. However, variable HPC methods with different cultivation parameters (i.e., temperature and media type) are applied, which could lead to significant effects in...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.862
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Background: Taxonomic classification of marker-gene (i.e., amplicon) sequences represents an important step for molecular identification of microorganisms.Results: We present three advances in our ability to assign and interpret taxonomic classifications of short...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Ecology","Microbiology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.934v1
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In this Opinion piece, I argue that the dynamics of viruses and the cellular immune response depend on the body size of the host. I use allometric scaling theory to interpret observed quantitative differences in the infection dynamics of lymphocytic choriomeningitis...

["Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Microbiology","Virology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.803v2
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Achnanthidium minutissimum is a benthic freshwater diatom that forms biofilms on submerged surfaces in aquatic environments. Within these biofilms, A. minutissimum cells produce extracellular structures which facilitate substrate adhesion, such as stalks and capsules....

["Ecology","Microbiology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.858
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The complex, phylogenetically diverse, and specific microbial communities associated with marine sponges are a key aspect of the ecology and evolution of the metazoan host and the endosymbiotic microbes. Using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) methods,...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.905v1
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Summary: HapFlow is a python application for visualising haplotypes present in high-throughput sequencing data. HapFlow identifies nucleotide variant profiles in raw read sequences and creates an abstract visual representation of these profiles to make haplotypes...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.895v1
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Neisseria gonorrhoeae is the causative agent of gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted infection (STI) of major importance. As a result of antibiotic resistance, there are now limited options for treating patients. We collected draft genome sequence data and associated...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.806
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Bacterial populations transition between growing and non-growing phases, based on nutrient availability and stress conditions. The hallmark of a growing state is anabolism, including DNA replication and cell division. In contrast, bacteria in a growth-arrested...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Microbiology","Synthetic Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.866v1

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