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Background. Eelgrass (Zostera marina) is a marine angiosperm and foundation species that plays an important ecological role in primary production, food web support, and elemental cycling in coastal ecosystems. As with other plants, the microbial communities living...

["Marine Biology","Microbiology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2956v1
29 downloads
118 views

In the past decades, novel pharmaceutical compounds have been produced by a wide diverse groups of marine bacteria. These marine bacteria are potential reservoirs for antimicrobial products. In this study, we investigated 40 soil samples collected from the Great...

["Biodiversity","Genomics","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2910v1
767 downloads
530 views

This paper presents a novel assay that allows a quick and robust assessment of the effects of biocides on the initial settling and establishment of marine photoautotrophic biofilms. The assay integrates the response of the multitude of indigenous fouling organisms,...

["Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Taxonomy","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.240v3
54 downloads
134 views

Aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria (AAPB) containing bacteriochlorophyll a (BChl a) are photoheterotrophic prokaryotes that are a widely distributed functional bacterial group due to their obligately aerobic and facultative photoheterotrophic abilities. Here,...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Genomics","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2820v1
29 downloads
161 views

Diseases of marine mammals can be difficult to diagnose because of the life history and protected status of these animals. Stranded marine mammals have been a particularly useful resource to discover and comprehend the diseases that plague these top predators....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2457v1
131 downloads
354 views

Examination of host-microbe interactions in basal metazoans, such as cnidarians is of great interest from an evolutionary perspective to understand how host-microbial consortia have evolved. To address this problem, we analyzed whether the bacterial community associated...

["Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2338v1
183 downloads
373 views

The production of hydrogen and methane by geochemical reactions associated with the serpentinization of ultramafic rocks can potentially support subsurface microbial ecosystems independent of the photosynthetic biosphere. Methanogenic and methanotrophic microorganisms...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Genomics","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2315v1
184 downloads
310 views

Bacterial communities associated with healthy corals produce antimicrobial compounds that inhibit the colonization and growth of invasive microbes and potential pathogens. To date, however, bacteria-derived antimicrobial molecules have not been identified in reef-building...

["Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2282v1
24 downloads
122 views

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
191 downloads
374 views

Exponentially growing bacteria are rarely found in nature. Instead, bacteria spend most of their lifetime in a slow- or non-proliferating state, a state that is occasionally interrupted by an increase in accessible nutrients. To successfully compete for pulses...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1804v1
244 downloads
505 views

Coral microbiomes are known to play important roles in organismal health, response to environmental stress, and resistance to disease. Pathogens invading the coral microbiome encounter diverse assemblages of resident bacteria, ranging from defensive and metabolic...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1537v1
534 downloads
469 views

The complex, phylogenetically diverse, and specific microbial communities associated with marine sponges are a key aspect of the ecology and evolution of the metazoan host and the endosymbiotic microbes. Using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) methods,...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.905v1
118 downloads
366 views

Rocky shore microbial diversity presents an excellent system to test for microbial habitat specificity or generality, enabling us to decipher how common macrobiota shape microbial community structure. At two coastal locations in the northeast Pacific Ocean, we...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.524v1
341 downloads
2,161 views

Genomics and metagenomics have revolutionized our understanding of marine microbial ecology and the importance of microbes in global geochemical cycles. However, the process of DNA sequencing has always been an abstract extension of the research expedition, completed...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Genomics","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.433v1
615 downloads
223 views

Effects of the antimicrobial agent triclosan to natural periphyton communities (biofilms, comprising primarily microalgae and bacteria) were assessed in two independent experiments during spring and summer. For that purpose a semi-static test system was used in...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.371v1
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