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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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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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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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Microbes, while living in close proximity in biofilms, may in other cases not be closely localized in the environment. In the latter case, their interactions and communications are dependent on myriad factors such as existence of direct connections (e.g., web of...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.349v6
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Symbiotic bacteria are common in insects and can affect various aspects of their hosts’ biology. Although the effects of insect symbionts have been clarified for various insect symbiosis models, due to the difficulty of cultivating them in vitro, there is still...

["Cell Biology","Entomology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2799v1
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It has been reported that the intracellular pH of the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is asymmetric between mother and daughter cells, and this asymmetry in pH underlies replicative aging and rejuvenation. S. cerevisiae growth morphology changes between...

["Cell Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2684v1
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Chlamydia suis is a swine pathogen that also causes zoonotic infections. Many strains contain a tet(C) cassette conferring tetracycline resistance originally acquired by horizontal gene transfer from a Gram-negative donor. As we and others have described the capacity...

["Cell Biology","Genomics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2489v1
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Zika virus (ZIKV) has been associated with microcephaly and other brain abnormalities; however, the molecular and cellular consequences of Zika virus circulating in Brazil to the human brain development have not been studied yet. Here we describe alterations in...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2033v1
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Heavy losses incited yearly by Alternaria brassicicola on the vegetable Brassicaceae – have prompted our search for sources of genetic resistance against the pathogen and the resultant disease, dark leaf spot. We optimized several parameters to test the performance...

["Agricultural Science","Cell Biology","Microbiology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1360v2
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Monolaurin (also known as glycerol monolaurate) is a natural compound found in coconut oil and is known for its protective biological activities as an antimicrobial agent. The nature of oral candidiasis and the increased antifungal resistance, culminate the need...

["Cell Biology","Microbiology","Dentistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1717v1
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In recent years, there is an emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains due to the indiscriminate use of antibiotics, commonly prescribed to treat infectious diseases. The increasing occurrence of antibiotic resistance has undoubtedly made bacterial infections...

["Cell Biology","Microbiology","Plant Science","Infectious Diseases","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1580v1
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Metabolically active pathways tend to be more highly conserved between ecologically similar relatives than other pathways for their critical role in life-functions. The developmental features of Schizosaccharomyces pombe and Saccharomyces cerevisiae may have become...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Genetics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.768v1
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Bacteria from several taxa, including Kurthia zopfii, Myxococcus xanthus, and Bacillus mycoides, have been reported to align growth of their colonies to small features on the surface of solid media, including anisotropies created by compression. While the function...

["Cell Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.452v3
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