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Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR) systems are the adaptive immune systems of bacteria and archaea against viral infection. While CRISPRs have been exploited as a tool for genetic engineering, their spacer sequences can also provide...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2278v4
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Emerging infectious diseases caused by fungal taxa are increasing and are placing a substantial burden on economies and ecosystems worldwide. Of the emerging fungal diseases, chytridomycosis caused by the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (hereafter Bd) is...

["Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3017v1
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Taxonomic markers such as the 16S ribosomal RNA gene are widely used in microbial community analysis. A common first step in marker-gene analysis is grouping genes into clusters to reduce data sets to a more manageable size and potentially mitigate the effects...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2879v1
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Colony counting to estimate colony forming units (CFUs) is a standard microbiology procedure used for determining the number of viable microbes in a system. Typically this process is done manually, which is time consuming, tedious, and sometimes error prone. Alternate...

["Microbiology","Medical Genetics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2792v1
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Natural product libraries are important tools for drug discovery. However, until now, there has not been a system to allow projections of the potential number of hits from creating these libraries. The objective of this study was to develop a stochastic model system...

["Biodiversity","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Drugs and Devices","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2734v1
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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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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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Supertree methods reconcile a set of phylogenetic trees into a single structure that is often interpreted as a branching history of species. A key challenge is combining conflicting evolutionary histories that are due to artifacts of phylogenetic reconstruction...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.18
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