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Background. Despite great progress in studies on Wolbachia infection in insects, the knowledge about its relations with beetle species, populations and individuals, and the effects of bacteria on these hosts is still unsatisfactory. In this review we summarize...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3412v1
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Although recent advances in molecular methods have facilitated understanding the evolution of fungal symbiosis, little is known about genomic and microbiome features of most uncultured symbiotic fungal clades. Here, we analysed the genome and microbiome of Inocybaceae...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3408v1
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Post-harvest biotechnology is a growing industry. Many farmers are looking for economic and organic methods to preserve crops while effectively decreasing post-harvest losses. Previous studies suggested Rhodococcus rhodochrous DAP 96253 specifically cultured on...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3398v1
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The poorly understood mechanisms of the seasonal maintenance of Anopheles spp. mosquitoes through the dry season in Africa remain a critical gap in our knowledge of Plasmodium disease transmission. While it is thought that adult mosquitoes remain in a dormant state...

["Entomology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3391v1
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Background: Haemophilus parasuis is a common porcine respiratory disease that causes high rates of morbidity and mortality in farmed swine. We performed a molecular characterization of antimicrobial resistance genes harbored by H. parasuis from pig farms in China....

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Epidemiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3386v1
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Novel sources of antimicrobial agents need to be identified to address the looming crisis of antimicrobial resistance. The overall goal of the described experiments was to determine whether extracts of exotic vegetables, mushrooms, and herbs have antimicrobial...

["Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3373v1
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Similar to natural rivers, manmade inlets connect inland runoff to the ocean. Port Everglades Inlet (PEI) is a busy cargo and cruise ship port in South Florida, which can act as a source of pollution and nutrients to surrounding beaches and offshore coral reefs....

["Environmental Sciences","Genomics","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3369v1
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The introduction of antibiotics for both medical and non-medical purposes has had a positive effect in human welfare and agricultural output in the past century. However, there is also an important legacy in the use and disposal of antimicrobial agents in natural...

["Ecology","Microbiology","Health Policy","Public Health","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3361v1
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Petriella setifera is poorly-known species with only fragmentary information in literature and with published partial genome about the fungal species. Therefore, the aim of the study was an analysis of the intraspecific genetic and functional diversity of new isolated...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3353v1
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The Rickettsiales-like prokaryote - Candidatus Xenohaliotis californiensis (Ca. Xc) – has decimated black abalone populations along the Pacific coast of North America. White abalone, – Haliotis sorenseni – are also susceptible and nearly extinct in the wild due...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Microbiology","Virology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3351v1
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Pattern recognition is commonly used for identifying an unknown entity from a set of known objects curated in a database, and find use in various applications such as fingerprint matching and microbial identification. Mass spectrometry is increasingly used in identifying...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.580v3
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Microbes often live in dense, dynamic, multi-species communities whose architecture and function are intimately intertwined. Imaging these complex, three-dimensional ensembles presents considerable technical challenges, however. In this review, I describe light...

["Biophysics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3135v2
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Bacterial conjugation utilizes a type IV secretion system and a DNA transfer mechanism to deliver DNA from one cell to another. Conjugative partners are conventionally confined to the prokaryotic domain. In a prominent exception, Agrobacterium tumefaciens type...

["Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3321v1
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Atmospheric deposition represents a major vector of both macro- and micro-nutrients to the oligotrophic open oceans, potentially imposing a profound impact on the functioning of the microbial community. Whereas responses of the prokaryotes to atmospheric deposition...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3292v1
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In industry, the yeast Rhodotorula mucilaginosa is commonly used for the production of carotenoids. The production of carotenoids is important because they are used as natural colorants in food and some carotenoids are precursors of retinol (vitamin A). However,...

["Biotechnology","Genomics","Microbiology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3219v2
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