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Structure and diversity of microbial communities are an important research topic in biology, since microbes play essential roles in the ecology of various environments. Different DNA isolation protocols can lead to data bias and can affect results of next-generation...

["Genetics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3073v1
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Marine microbes experience varying degrees of barometric pressure depending on the depth at which they reside. High barometric pressure can create an extreme environment which favors the survival of barophilic and barotolerant bacteria. This paper aims to quantify...

["Genetics","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2991v1
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amrZ, a master regulator protein conserved across Pseudomonads, can be either a positive or negative regulator of swimming motility depending on the species examined. To better understand plasticity in the regulatory function of AmrZ, we characterized the mode...

["Genetics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2041v2
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The majority of bacterial foliar plant pathogens must invade the apoplast of host plants through points of ingress, such as stomata or wounds, to replicate to high population density and cause disease. How pathogens navigate plant surfaces to locate invasion sites...

["Genetics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2438v1
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Campylobacter jejuni is a major cause of bacterial gastroenteritis worldwide, primarily associated with the consumption of contaminated poultry. C. jejuni lineages vary in host range and prevalence in human infection, suggesting differences in survival throughout...

["Genetics","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2300v1
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Environmental stresses select for suitably adapted genes. These stresses will promote the propagation of certain mutations, and the loss of others, throughout the evolution of a species. For organisms living two thousand meters below the ocean’s surface, one of...

["Genetics","Genomics","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2071v1
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A homologue to a widely used genetic marker, pla, for Yersinia pestis has been identified in tissue samples of two species of rat (Rattus rattus and Rattus norvegicus) and of mice (Mus musculus and Apodemus sylvaticus) using a microarray based platform to screen...

["Genetics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1866v1
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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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The ability of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) to cause severe illness in humans is determined by multiple host factors and bacterial characteristics, including Shiga toxin (Stx) subtype. Given the link between Stx2a subtype and disease severity,...

["Bioinformatics","Genetics","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.652v1
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Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease that remains a major challenge to public health in endemic countries. Increasing evidence has highlighted the importance of microbiota for human general health and, as such, the study of skin microbiota is of interest. But...

["Genetics","Microbiology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.623v1
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It has been widely accepted that aphids and their primary endosymbiotic bacteria Buchnera have strictly parallel diversification relationship. As the first reported case of insect-bacteria cospeciation, this parallel diversification hypothesis has been prevalent,...

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Microbiology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.346v1
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Bacteria were long assumed to be monoploid, maintaining one copy of a circular chromosome. In recent years it became obvious that the majority of species in several phylogenetic groups of prokaryotes are oligoploid or polyploid, e.g. in halophilic and methanogenic...

["Biochemistry","Genetics","Genomics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.306v1
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Many microbial, fungal, or oomcyete populations violate assumptions for population genetic analysis because these populations are clonal or partially clonal. Furthermore, few tools exist that are specifically designed for analyzing data from clonal populations,...

["Bioinformatics","Genetics","Microbiology","Mycology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.161v1
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Pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) play an important role in detecting invading pathogens and mounting a robust defense response to restrict infection. In rice, one of the best characterized PRRs is XA21, a leucine rich repeat receptor-like kinase that confers...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.109v1
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