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A productive biosphere and oxygenated atmosphere are defining features of Earth and are fundamentally linked. Here I argue that cellular metabolism imposes central constraints on the historical trajectories of biopsheric productivity and atmospheric oxygenation....

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Biosphere Interactions","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27269v1
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The gut microbiota has been shown to have an important influence on host health. Microbial composition of the gut microbiota is modulated by diet and human habits. The composition of human gut microbiota changes with age; and alterations in this composition may...

["Biotechnology","Genomics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27252v1
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Background: It is estimated that 13% of arthropod species carry the heritable symbiont Cardinium hertigii. 16S rRNA and gyrB sequence divides this species into three clades, with the A group infecting a range of arthropods, the B group infecting nematode worms,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27242v1
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The mechanisms underlying community dynamics, which govern the complicated biogeographical patterns of microbes, have long been a research hotspot in community ecology. However, the mixing of multiple ecological processes and the one-sidedness of analytical methods...

["Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27223v1
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Background. The gut microbiota plays an important role in host immunity and metabolichomeostasis. Although analyses of gut microbiotas have been used to assess host health,as well as for disease prevention and treatment, no comparative study of gut microbiotasamong...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27193v1
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Complete genome sequence of new virulent actinophages belonging to Streptomyces flavovirens We report biological and physiochemical features and use NGS to provide the complete annotated genomes for two new strains (Sf1 and Sf3) of the virulent phage Streptomyces...

["Genomics","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27186v1
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Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies provide unique possibilities for the comprehensive assessment of the environmental diversity of bacteriophages. Several Bacillus bacteriophages have been isolated, but very few Bacillus megaterium bacteriophages have...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27171v1
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The field of paleomicrobiology—the study of ancient microorganisms—is rapidly growing due to recent methodological and technological advancements. It is now possible to obtain vast quantities of DNA data from ancient specimens in a high-throughput manner and use...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27166v1
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Along with recent developments in high-throughput sequencing (HTS) technologies and thus fast accumulation of HTS data, there has been a growing need and interest for developing tools for HTS data processing and communication. In particular, a number of bioinformatics...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27019v2
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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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26950v2
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The diversity of endophytic bacteria colonizing the roots of an invasive plant, a pioneer plant, and an endemic plant from varied plant communities developing in a lead-zinc mine tailing pond, southwestern China, was analyzed by the culture-independent method....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27143v1
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Cu pollution in coastal areas is a worldwide threat for aquatic communities. This study assesses the effects of Cu exposure on microbial diversity, community structure and functions of microbial communities in marine periphyton biofilms at environmental relevant...

["Bioinformatics","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27129v1
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The gut microbiota is crucial for metabolic homeostasis, immunity, growth and overall health, and it recognized that early-life microbiota acquisition is a pivotal event for later life health. Recent studies show that gut microbiota diversity and functional activity...

["Agricultural Science","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27120v1
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Microbes live in communities known as biofilm on many surfaces. Thus, understanding the spatially-resolved intercellular communication and signalling link would be important to elucidate the fundamental mechanisms that govern the division of labour within biofilm...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27117v1
393 downloads
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From microorganisms to the largest macroorganisms, much of Earth’s biodiversity is subject to forces of physical turnover. Residence time is the ratio of an ecosystem’s size to its rate of flow and provides a means for understanding the influence of physical turnover...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2727v3
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