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Background Accumulating evidence indicates interactions between human milk composition, particularly sugars (human milk oligosaccharides or HMO), the gut microbiota of human infants, and behavioral effects. Some HMO secreted in human milk are unable to be endogenously...

["Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Nutrition","Pediatrics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2876
46 downloads
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Sponges are efficient filter feeders, removing significant portions of particulate and dissolved organic matter (POM, DOM) from the water column. While the assimilation and respiration of POM and DOM by sponges and their abundant microbial symbiont communities...

["Biochemistry","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2870
111 downloads
462 views

The importance of 16S rRNA gene amplicon profiles for understanding the influence of microbes in a variety of environments coupled with the steep reduction in sequencing costs led to a surge of microbial sequencing projects. The expanding crowd of scientists and...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2836
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Solar salterns are excellent model ecosystems for studying virus-microbial interactions because of their low microbial diversity, environmental stability, and high viral density. By using the power of CRISPR spacers to link viruses to their prokaryotic hosts, we...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2844
21 downloads
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Background Algae encompass a wide array of photosynthetic organisms that are ubiquitously distributed in aquatic and terrestrial habitats. Algal species often bloom in aquatic ecosystems, providing a significant autochthonous carbon input to the deeper anoxic layers...

["Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2803
85 downloads
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Background The gastrointestinal tract (GIT) microbiota is essential to metabolic health, and the prevalence of the Western diet (WD) high in fat and sugar is increasing, with evidence highlighting a negative interaction between the GIT and WD, resulting in liver...

["Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2840
51 downloads
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Background Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis (MAH) is an emerging opportunistic human pathogen. It can cause pulmonary infections, lymphadenitis and disseminated infections in immuno-compromised patients. In addition, MAH is widespread in the environment,...

["Microbiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2833
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Background Cockatiels (Nymphicus hollandicus) were originally endemic to Australia; now they are popular pets with a global distribution. It is now possible to conduct detailed molecular studies on cultivable and uncultivable bacteria that are part of the intestinal...

["Biodiversity","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2837
94 downloads
352 views

The source, characteristics and transport of viable microbial aerosols in urban centers are topics of significant environmental and public health concern. Recent studies have identified adjacent waterways, and especially polluted waterways, as an important source...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2827
49 downloads
517 views

Diseases of marine mammals can be difficult to diagnose because of their life history and protected status. Stranded marine mammals have been a particularly useful resource to discover and comprehend the diseases that plague these top predators. Additionally, advancements...

["Bioinformatics","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2819
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The bacterial genus Rickettsiellabelongs to the order Legionellales in the Gammaproteobacteria, and consists of several described species and pathotypes, most of which are considered to be intracellular pathogens infecting arthropods. Two members of this genus,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2806
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Melioidosis, an infection caused by the facultative intracellular pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei, has been classified as an emerging disease with the number of patients steadily increasing at an alarming rate. B. pseudomalleipossess various virulence determinants...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2532
52 downloads
235 views

Tuberculosis is considered a leading cause of death worldwide. More than 95% of cases and deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. In resource-limited countries, hospitals often lack adequate facilities to manage and isolate patients with infectious tuberculosis...

["Microbiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2795
67 downloads
174 views

The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that consuming manuka honey, which contains antimicrobial methylglyoxal, may affect the gut microbiota. We undertook a mouse feeding study to investigate whether dietary manuka honey supplementation altered microbial...

["Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2787
100 downloads
387 views

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:10.7717/peerj.2690

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