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In this study, we sequenced the genome of Pandoraea pnomenusa RB38 using Pacific Biosciences RSII (PacBio) Single Molecule Real Time (SMRT) sequencing technology. A pair of cognate luxI/R homologs was identified where the luxI homolog, ppnI, was found adjacent...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1225
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Yeasts play an important role in the biology of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. In addition to being a valuable source of nutrition, yeasts affect D. melanogaster behavior and interact with the host immune system. Most experiments investigating the role...

["Ecology","Entomology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1116
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The role of the human microbiome in schizophrenia remains largely unexplored. The microbiome has been shown to alter brain development and modulate behavior and cognition in animals through gut-brain connections, and research in humans suggests that it may be a...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Genomics","Microbiology","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1140
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Many recent studies rely on 16S rRNA-based sequencing approaches to analyze bacterial or archaeal communities found in soil and other environmental samples. While this approach is valuable for determining the relative abundances of different microbial taxa found...

["Ecology","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1318v1
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Industrial agriculture is destructive to the environment, pollutes large amounts of water, fosters climate change and cannot guarantee food security for the 21st century. Single-cell protein (SCP) represents a safe alternative with minimal carbon and water footprints,...

["Agricultural Science","Bioengineering","Environmental Sciences","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1279v2
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Within highly diverse ecosystems, the majority of bacterial taxa are present in low abundance as members of the rare biosphere. The rationale for the occurrence and maintenance of the rare biosphere, and the putative ecological role(s) and dynamics of its members...

["Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1182
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Research on insect microbiota has greatly expanded over the past decade, along with a growing appreciation of the microbial contributions to insect ecology and evolution. Many of these studies use DNA sequencing to characterize the diversity and composition of...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1190
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Enterobacter cancerogenus strain M004 genome size is 5.67 Mb. Here, its luxI homologue, designated as ecnI which is ecnI gene (633 bp) was cloned and overexpressed. Its AHL synthesis activity was verified using the high-resolution liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1310v1
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Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1 is one of the model organisms for biofilm research. Our previous transposon mutagenesis study suggested a requirement for the de novo purine nucleotide biosynthesis pathway for biofilm formation by this organism. This study was performed...

["Biochemistry","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1307v1
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Quorum sensing is a mechanism for regulating proteobacterial gene expression in response to changes in cell population. In proteobacteria, N-acyl homoserine lactone (AHL) appears to be the most widely used signalling molecules in mediating, among others, the production...

["Biochemistry","Genomics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1117
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Bacteria grow and transform elements at different rates, yet quantifying this variation in the environment is difficult. Determining isotope enrichment with fine taxonomic resolution after exposure to isotope tracers could help, but there are few suitable techniques....

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1282v1
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1,353 views

Comprehensive analysis of shotgun metagenomic assemblies have revolutionized molecular microbial ecology, but few microbiologists command the full suite of bioinformatics skills necessary to process, interact, organize and visualize overlapping DNA sequence contigs....

["Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Computational Biology","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1275v1
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Nitrogen (N) and Carbon (C) are popular indicators of soil fertility; however, they are not soil fertility itself. In fact, they may be seen as just two aspects of the one entity. Soil microbial biomass (SMB) is also one of soil fertility indicators; furthermore,...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1217v2
57 downloads
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A sample of caecal effluent was obtained from a female patient who had undergone a routine colonoscopic examination. Bacteria were isolated anaerobically from the sample, and screened against the remaining filtered caecal effluent in an attempt to isolate bacteriophages...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1061
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Background. It is widely assumed that the uterine cavity in non-pregnant women is a sterile body environment under physiological conditions. We have previously shown that some women with overt dysbiosis of the vaginal microbiome, present with a polymicrobial Gardnerella...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1269v1

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