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Atmospheric deposition represents a major vector of both macro- and micro-nutrients to the oligotrophic open oceans, potentially imposing a profound impact on the functioning of the microbial community. Whereas responses of the prokaryotes to atmospheric deposition...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3292v1
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Fungi and other eukaryotes represent one of the last frontiers of microbial diversity in the sponge holobiont. In this study we employed pyrosequencing of 18S ribosomal RNA gene amplicons containing the V7 and V8 hypervariable regions to explore the fungal diversity...

["Marine Biology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3049v1
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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