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High-throughput phenotype assays are a cornerstone of systems biology as they allow direct measurements of mutations, genes, strains, or even different genera. High-throughput methods also require data analytic methods that reduce complex time-series data to a...

["Computational Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4681
70 downloads
448 views

Prediction of taxonomy for marker gene sequences such as 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) is a fundamental task in microbiology. Most experimentally observed sequences are diverged from reference sequences of authoritatively named organisms, creating a challenge for prediction...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Microbiology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4652
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Background Understanding diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) is important for optimizing their role for phosphorus (P) nutrition of soybeans (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) in P-limited soils. However, it is not clear how soybean growth and P nutrition is...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4606
32 downloads
311 views

Idiopathic chronic enterocolitis (ICE) is one of the most commonly encountered and difficult to manage diseases of captive rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). The etiology is not well understood, but perturbations in gut microbial communities have been implicated....

["Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4612
68 downloads
273 views

Background Haemophilus parasuis is a common porcine respiratory pathogen that causes high rates of morbidity and mortality in farmed swine. We performed a molecular characterization of antimicrobial resistance genes harbored by H. parasuis from pig farms in China....

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Epidemiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4613
39 downloads
589 views

Acetic acid bacteria have unique metabolic characteristics that suit them for a variety of biotechnological applications. They possess an arsenal of membrane-bound dehydrogenases in the periplasmic space that are capable of regiospecific and enantioselective partial...

["Biotechnology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4626
72 downloads
274 views

Serpins are a broadly distributed superfamily of protease inhibitors that are present in all kingdoms of life. The acronym, serpin, is derived from their function as potent serine proteases inhibitors. Early studies of serpins focused on their functions in haemostasis...

["Biochemistry","Microbiology","Parasitology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4557
66 downloads
801 views

Recent advances have allowed for greater investigation into microbial regulation of mercury toxicity in the environment. In wetlands in particular, dissolved organic matter (DOM) may influence methylmercury (MeHg) production both through chemical interactions and...

["Microbiology","Freshwater Biology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Biogeochemistry","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4575
143 downloads
775 views

Background Plasmids play an important role in the dissemination of antibiotic resistance, making their detection an important task. Using whole genome sequencing (WGS), it is possible to capture both bacterial and plasmid sequence data, but short read lengths make...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4588
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Non-aureus staphylococci (NAS) are most commonly isolated from subclinical mastitis. Different NAS species may, however, have diverse effects on the inflammatory response in the udder. We determined the genome sequences of 20 staphylococcal isolates from clinical...

["Genetics","Genomics","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4560
62 downloads
348 views

Ocean acidification significantly affects marine organisms in several ways, with complex interactions. Seaweeds might benefit from rising CO2 through increased photosynthesis and carbon acquisition, with subsequent higher growth rates. However, changes in seaweed...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Climate Change Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4377
65 downloads
350 views

Ornithogalum mosaic virus (OrMV) has a wide host range and affects the production of a variety of ornamentals. In this study, the coat protein (CP) gene of OrMVwas used to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the evolution of this virus. The 36 OrMV...

["Agricultural Science","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Virology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4550
83 downloads
579 views

The binding specificity of botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) is primarily a consequence of their ability to bind to multiple receptors at the same time. BoNTs consist of three distinct domains, a metalloprotease light chain (LC), a translocation domain (HN) and a receptor-binding...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4552
168 downloads
553 views

Background Magnetite-mediated direct interspecies electron transfer (DIET) between Geobacter and Methanosarcina species is increasingly being invoked to explain magnetite stimulation of methane production in anaerobic soils and sediments. Although magnetite-mediated...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4541
69 downloads
400 views

Background Green synthesis is an ecological technique for the production of well characterized metallic nanoparticles using plants. This study investigated the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using a Caesalpinia ferrea seed extract as a reducing agent....

["Microbiology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4361

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