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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
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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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Viruses encoding a replication-associated protein (Rep) within a covalently closed, single-stranded (ss)DNA genome are among the smallest viruses known to infect eukaryotic organisms, including economically valuable agricultural crops and livestock. Although circular...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Genomics","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27093v1
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Background: Increasingly interests in the potential use of insect symbionts Wolbachia to control populations of pest species were focused on many vector pest species and agricultural insects. However, few pieces of researches were reported in stored product insects....

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27059v1
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Symbiotic relationships between host and microbiome can play a major role in local adaptation. Previous studies with freshwater organisms have shown that microbiome performs numerous important biochemical functions for the host, playing a key role in metabolism,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Microbiology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27058v1
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Rapid and transient changes in pH frequently occur in soil, impacting dissolved organic matter (DOM) and other chemical attributes such as redox and oxygen conditions. Although we have detailed knowledge on microbial adaptation to long-term pH changes, little is...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Soil Science","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26903v2
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Microbial ecology research requires sampling strategies that accurately represent the microbial community under study. These communities must typically be transported from the collection location to the laboratory and then stored until they can be processed. However,...

["Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27041v1
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The rhizobium-legume symbiosis is a major source of fixed nitrogen (ammonia) in the biosphere. The potential for this process to increase agricultural yield while reducing the reliance on nitrogen-based fertilizers has generated interest in understanding and manipulating...

["Computational Biology","Genetics","Genomics","Microbiology","Synthetic Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27033v2
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Septoria nodorum blotch occurs in wheat-growing areas worldwide, but the disease is more prevalent in areas with warm and moist weather, such as the southeastern United States, parts of Europe, southern Brazil, and Australia. The disease affects both the quantity...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27039v2
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The microbiota in the human gut is not only a complicated microecological system but also plays important roles in both health and disease. In order to understand the roles of these gut bacteria, we determined the distribution of microbiota in different regions...

["Biodiversity","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27030v1
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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.27019v1
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Background: The ancestral dinoflagellate most likely established a peridinin-containing plastid, which has been inherited to the extant photosynthetic descendants. However, kareniacean dinoflagellates and Lepidodinium species were known to bear “non-canonical”...

["Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3488v2
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Large culture volume in bioreactor necessitates aeration for providing sufficient oxygen for cell growth. Thus, extend of aeration and amount of anti-foam needed for suppressing foam formation are key parameters determining the success of bioreactor fermentation....

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27014v1
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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...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27012v1
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