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Co-existence of microbes in a community is the de facto state of microbial lifestyle in almost all niches on Earth. Thus, microbes live with other microbial species in close proximity, and evolution has selected for specific methods of communication between microbes...

["Biochemistry","Biodiversity","Cell Biology","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3239v1
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The gastro-intestinal (GI) microbiota of abalone contains a highly complex bacterial assemblage playing an essential role in the overall health of these gastropods. The gut bacterial communities characterized so far reveal considerable interspecific variability,...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3233v1
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There has been very little effort to incorporate foliar microbiomes into plant conservation efforts even though foliar endophytes are critically important to the fitness and function of hosts. Many critically endangered plants that have been extirpated from the...

["Conservation Biology","Microbiology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3226v1
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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.3219v1
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Background. Taxonomic classification of marker-gene sequences is an important step in microbiome analysis. Results. We present q2-feature-classifier (https://github.com/qiime2/q2-feature-classifier), a QIIME 2 plugin containing several novel machine-learning and...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3208v1
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Single cell studies increasing reveal myriad cellular subtypes beyond those postulated or observed through optical and fluorescence microscopy as well as DNA sequencing studies. While gene sequencing at the single cell level offer a path towards illuminating, in...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3193v1
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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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Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR) systems are the adaptive immune systems of bacteria and archaea against viral infection. While CRISPRs have been exploited as a tool for genetic engineering, their spacer sequences can also provide...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2278v4
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The forest ecosystem is the main component of terrestrial ecosystems. The global climate and the functions and processes of soil microbes in the ecosystem are all influenced by litter decomposition. The effects of litter decomposition on the abundance of soil microorganisms...

["Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3161v1
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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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Background. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a disorder characterized by dopaminergic neuron programmed cell death. The etiology of PD remains uncertain—some cases are due to selected genes associated with familial heredity, others are due to environmental exposure...

["Microbiology","Neuroscience","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3152v1
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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.3135v1
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LuxS is commonly found in various bacterial species, like A. hydrophila which causes infection in fish, shrimps, and prawns and is a great threat to aquaculture industry as well as public health. It is an essential enzyme and highly conserved in various bacterial...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3109v1
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Survival of microbes on various surfaces and environment is a question of importance to basic science, as well as health care, water treatment and distribution, ecology, and search for life in other planetary bodies. To this end, various model organisms, known...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3103v1
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