Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Bacteria play a crucial role in the marine carbon cycle, contributing to the production and degradation of organic carbon. Here, we investigated organic carbon pools, aggregate formation, and bacterioplankton communities in three contrasting oceanographic settings...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5984
69 downloads
341 views

Animal skin acts as a barrier between the organism and its environment and provides the first line of defense against invading pathogens. Thus, skin surfaces harbor communities of microbes that are interacting with both the host and its environment. Amphibian skin...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5960
62 downloads
285 views

Extreme and unusual ecosystems such as isolated ancient caves are considered as potential tools for the discovery of novel natural products with biological activities. Actinobacteria that inhabit these unusual ecosystems are examined as a promising source for the...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Microbiology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5832
68 downloads
429 views

Although genome sequencing has become a very promising approach to conduct microbial taxonomy, few labs have the resources to afford this especially when dealing with data sets of hundreds to thousands of isolates. The goal of this study was to identify the most...

["Ecology","Microbiology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5839
84 downloads
635 views

The most abundant and ubiquitous microbes in the surface ocean use light as an energy source, capturing it via complex chlorophyll-based photosystems or simple retinal-based rhodopsins. Studies in various ocean regimes compared the abundance of these mechanisms,...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5798
55 downloads
313 views

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
103 downloads
405 views

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
104 downloads
617 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
1 citation
120 downloads
755 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
121 downloads
448 views

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
88 downloads
370 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
162 downloads
714 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
370 downloads
2,031 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
125 downloads
467 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
117 downloads
661 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

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