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Amplicon based taxonomic analysis, which determines the presence of microbial taxa in different environments on the basis of marker gene annotations, often uses percentage identity as the main metric to determine sequence similarity against databases. These data...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2941v1
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Numerous investigations of bacterial communities using sequence analysis of environmental DNA have revealed extensive diversity of microbial taxa in an array of different environmental habitats. Community analysis based solely on DNA, however, does not reveal whether...

["Computational Biology","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2051v2
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Marker gene sequencing of microbial communities has generated big datasets of microbial relative abundances varying across environmental conditions, sample sites and treatments. These data often come with putative phylogenies, providing unique opportunities to...

["Computational Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Microbiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2685v1
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Genomic heterogeneity of bacterial species is observed and studied in experimental evolution experiments, clinical diagnostics and occurs as micro-diversity of natural habitats. The challenge for genome research is to accurately capture this heterogeneity with...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2449v1
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Background. VSEARCH is an open source and free of charge multithreaded 64-bit tool for processing metagenomics nucleotide sequence data. It is designed as an alternative to the widely used USEARCH tool (Edgar 2010) for which the source code is not publicly available,...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2409v1
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Identification and quantification of microorganisms is an important step in studying the alpha and beta diversities within and between microbial communities respectively. Both, identification and quantification of a given microbial community can be carried out...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Microbiology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2378v1
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Phage-therapy is a promising alternative against pathogenic, multiple drug resistant bacteria. In this work we propose an algorithm to determine the optimal bacteriophage dose able to minimize a population of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Reverse engineering was used...

["Computational Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2359v1
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Dormancy is a general microbial life-history trait that leads to the emergence of seed banks across diverse ecosystems. While the primary forces driving seed banks include macroscale factors like resource supply, the importance of microscale factors such as individual...

["Computational Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Mathematical Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2321v1
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With increasing sophistication of instruments and techniques, in addition to the increment in intricacies, girth and complexities of the problems being addressed, simple methods (especially computational biology techniques) are being overlooked, replaced or phased...

["Bioinformatics","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2296v1
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Solar salterns are excellent model ecosystems for studying virus-microbial interactions because of their low microbial diversity, environmental stability, and high viral density. By using the power of CRISPR spacers to link viruses to their prokaryotic hosts, we...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2106v2
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Barbiturases have scarce structural information available and do not fit in the conventional group of proteins. It is contemplated that they play a role in catabolism of s-triazine herbicide compounds. Structure as well as interaction data information of barbiturase...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2070v1
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Mock communities are an important tool for validating, optimizing, and comparing bioinformatics methods for microbial community analysis. We present mockrobiota, a public resource for sharing, validating, and documenting mock community data resources, available...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2065v1
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Background. Chromosome conformation capture, coupled with high throughput DNA sequencing in protocols like Hi-C and 3C-seq, has been proposed as viable means to generate data to resolve the genomes of microorganisms living in naturally occuring environments. Metagenomic...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Microbiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1974v2
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Introduction Age is the primary risk factor for major human chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disorders, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases. Chronic, low-grade, systemic inflammation is associated with aging and the progression of...

["Computational Biology","Microbiology","Geriatrics","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1754v1
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Bioinformatics software often requires human-generated tabular text files as input and have specific requirements for how those data are formatted. Users frequently manage these data in spreadsheet programs, which is convenient for researchers who are compiling...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Ecology","Microbiology","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1670v1
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