Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Background Cultivating the wine-cap mushroom (Stropharia rugosoannulata) on forestland has become popular in China. However, the effects of wine-cap Stropharia cultivation on soil nutrients and bacterial communities are poorly understood. Methods We employed chemical...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5741
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Background Mangroves are important coastal ecosystems known for high photosynthetic productivity and the ability to support marine food chains through supply of dissolved carbon or particular organic matter. Most of the carbon found in mangroves is produced by...

["Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5710
76 downloads
528 views

Background Insects are the most diverse group of animals which have established intricate evolutionary interactions with bacteria. However, the importance of these interactions is still poorly understood. Few studies have focused on a closely related group of insect...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5502
83 downloads
585 views

Background Knowledge on the globally outstanding Amazonian biodiversity and its environmental determinants stems almost exclusively from aboveground organisms, notably plants. In contrast, the environmental factors and habitat preferences that drive diversity patterns...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5661
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Eucalyptus is harvested for wood and fiber production in many tropical and sub-tropical habitats globally. Plantation has been controversial because of its influence on the surrounding environment, however, the influence of massive Eucalyptus planting on soil microbial...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Microbiology","Soil Science","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5648
56 downloads
299 views

Background Recently, researches have begun to investigate the microbial communities associated with halophytes. Both rhizobacterial community composition and the environmental drivers of community assembly have been addressed. However, few studies have explored...

["Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5508
137 downloads
608 views

Background Bacteria, archaea, viruses and fungi live in various plant compartments including leaves and roots. These plant-associated microbial communities have many effects on host fitness and function. Global climate change is impacting plant species distributions,...

["Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5293
2 citations
265 downloads
1,539 views

High-depth sequencing of universal marker genes such as the 16S rRNA gene is a common strategy to profile microbial communities. Traditionally, sequence reads are clustered into operational taxonomic units (OTUs) at a defined identity threshold to avoid sequencing...

["Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology","Mycology","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5364
107 downloads
386 views

Microbes are ubiquitous and often occur in functionally and taxonomically complex communities. Unveiling these community dynamics is one of the main challenges of microbial research. Combining a robust, cost effective and widely used method such as Terminal Restriction...

["Ecology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5289
101 downloads
606 views

The microbial diversity and function of terrestrial lichens have been well studied, but knowledge about the non-photosynthetic bacteria associated with marine lichens is still scarce. 16S rRNA gene Illumina sequencing was used to assess the culture-independent...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5208
124 downloads
685 views

Black Band Disease (BBD) is a widely distributed and destructive coral disease that has been studied on a global scale, but baseline data on coral diseases is missing from many areas of the Arabian Seas. Here we report on the broad distribution and prevalence of...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5169
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736 views

Next-generation sequencing has provided powerful tools to conduct microbial ecology studies. Analysis of community composition relies on annotated databases of curated sequences to provide taxonomic assignments; however, these databases occasionally have errors...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5248
312 downloads
613 views

Natural products from the unique environments of sea water and oceans represent a largely unfamiliar source for isolation of new microbes, which are potent producers of secondary bioactive metabolites. These unique life-forms from the marine ecosphere have served...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Ecotoxicology","Green Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5049
1 citation
108 downloads
705 views

Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) is a standard tool in population genetics and bacterial epidemiology that assesses the genetic variation present in a reduced number of housekeeping genes (typically seven) along the genome. This methodology assigns arbitrary integer...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5098
119 downloads
642 views

Soil microbial communities’ assembly is strongly tied to changes in temperature and moisture. Although microbial functional redundancy seems to overcome taxonomical composition changes, the sensitivity and resilience of soil microbial communities from subtropical...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4991

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