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Although most reef-building corals live near the upper threshold of their thermotolerance, some scleractinians are resilient to temperature increases. For instance, Pocillopora acuta specimens from an upwelling habitat in Southern Taiwan survived a 9-month experimental...

["Cell Biology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3252v1
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Background. Microorganisms govern important ecosystems processes, in particular the degradation of organic matter (OM). However, microorganisms are rarely considered in efforts to monitor ecosystem health and functioning. Evidence suggests that environmental perturbations...

["Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3221v1
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Background. Biological facilitation is a type of relationship between two taxa that benefits at least one of the participants and harms neither. Although invasive species are widely known to compete with native taxa, recent studies suggest that invasive and native...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2643v2
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Zeta potential, defined as the electric charge at the shear plane, is widely used as a proxy parameter for bacterial cell surface charge. Nonspecific adsorption of ions or polyelectrolytes onto the cell surface, however, alters the value and polarity of the measured...

["Bioengineering","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.110v7
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Microbes for environmental research should be cultured in growth media with characteristics (e.g., pH, ionic strength, and ionic composition) as close to their original habitat as possible. Additionally, the medium should also enable high cell density to be obtained,...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1406v6
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Arsenic (As), a toxic element, has impacted life since early Earth. Thus, microorganisms have evolved many As resistance and tolerance mechanisms to improve their survival outcomes given As exposure. We isolated As resistant bacteria from Centralia, PA, the site...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2451v2
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Intra- and interspecific interactions can be broken down into facilitative and competitive components. The net interaction between two organisms is simply the sum of these counteracting elements. Disentangling the positive and negative components of species interactions...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3129v1
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Background. Rare or narrowly endemic organisms are difficult to monitor and conserve when their total distribution and habitat preferences are incompletely known. One method employed in determining distributions of these organisms is species distribution modeling...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3082v1
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The objective of this study was to characterize the structure and function of microbial communities in surface seawater from the Changjiang Estuary and adjacent areas, China. Sample water was collected at 12 sites and environmental parameters were measured. Community...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3079v1
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To evaluate the environmental quality of different poultry houses, the concentrations and compositions of microbial aerosols and PM2.5 were measured. Results showed that the concentrations of airborne bacteria, airborne fungi and airborne Escherichia coli in poultry...

["Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3072v1
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There is currently unprecedented interest in quantifying variation in thermal physiology among organisms in order to understand and predict the biological impacts of climate change. A key parameter in this quantification of thermal physiology is the performance...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3068v1
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Texas is the second largest state in the United States of America, and the largest state in the contiguous USA at nearly 700,000 sq. km. Several Texas bumble bee species have shown evidence of declines in portions of their continental ranges, and conservation initiatives...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2932v2
1,047 downloads
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Microbes, with their vast metabolic capabilities and great adaptability, occupy almost every conceivable ecological niche on Earth. Thus, could they survive in the oligotrophic (i.e., nutrient poor) deionized (DI) water that we use for experiments? Observations...

["Biochemistry","Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.181v5
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Solid medium enables spatially resolved simultaneous cultivation of different microbes in a simple and relatively low cost format useful for preliminary screening of microbial diversity. Lack of color contrast between colonies and agar, however, hampers colony...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.89v5
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Bacteria surface charge mediates important cell-environment and microbe-host interactions, and its accurate and precise measurement by microelectrophoresis requires removing metabolites adhered to the cell surface, where repeated centrifugation and washing by buffers...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.91v5
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