Microbiology

Depression of the soil arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community by the canopy gaps in a Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) plantation on Lushan Mountain, subtropical China
Carlos Zuniga-Gonzalez –– This study is a contribution to understand the "Depression of the soil arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community by the canopy gaps in a Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) plantation on Lushan Mountain, subtropical China".
Differences in the endophytic fungal community and effective ingredients in root of three Glycyrrhiza species in Xinjiang, China
Paula Baptista –– This study shows that physicochemical properties of the soil and roots are able to influence the endophytic fungal community in roots of three Glycyrrhiza species.
Influence of water availability and temperature on estimates of microbial extracellular enzyme activity
Marcelino Suzuki –– This manuscript describes a methodological approach that might allow more realistic measures of enzymatic activity in soils, with potential to better understanding carbon cycling in these environments.
A psychrometric model to assess the biological decay of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in aerosols
Todd Anderson –– Given the current pandemic, this research should have wide appeal.
Microbiomes of different ages in Rendzic Leptosols in the Crimean Peninsula
Michael LaMontagne –– The structure of the soil microbiome changes with soil chemistry and it follows that as soils develop the soil microbiome will change. In this study, soils along a chronosequence in Crimea were sampled to assess the relative importance of soil age. Soil age seemed lest important than parent material and litter.
Bacterial community diversity, lignocellulose components, and histological changes in composting using agricultural straws for Agaricus bisporus production
Gunjan Arora –– Timely and clear review.
The natural product biosynthetic potential of Red Sea nudibranch microbiomes
Sanket Joshi –– Antibiotic resistance is a well-known problem, which is one of the leading force behind the ongoing research on discovery of novel drugs. Different types of bacterial strains associated and isolated from marine invertebrates, are some of the novel sources for for drug discovery. Current manuscript is one such report, where the bacteria associated with marine nudibranchs are reported to be potentially rich source of bioactive compounds.
Taxonomic, functional and expression analysis of viral communities associated with marine sponges
Craig Nelson –– This article uses viral metagenomics to explore the types and genetic composition of viruses in marine sponges, a group of organisms with a complex eukaryota-bacteria-archaeal holobiont structure that can serve as a model system for exploring the role of viruses in early holobiont evolution.
Genome-wide comparison of four MRSA clinical isolates from Germany and Hungary
Jesús Campos-García –– The manuscript is relevant because comparative genomics provide more information on the virulence genes and antibiotic resistance gene contents that are related with the drugs resistance, particularly contribute to the whole genomics heritage for MRSA strains.
Exogenous Fe2+ alleviated the toxicity of CuO nanoparticles on Pseudomonas tolaasii Y-11 under different nitrogen sources
Monika Mortimer –– The study demonstrates how co-exposure to common wastewater components - copper-based nanomaterials and iron compounds - affects a denitrifying and nitrifying bacterial species. The findings have implications for biological nitrogen removal in wastewater treatment.
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Media exposure predicts acute stress and probable acute stress disorder during the early COVID-19 outbreak in China https://t.co/eJha14tvDB @thePeerJ

From long-term agricultural experiment: Type of organic fertilizer rather than organic amendment per se increases abundance of soil biota. With Maria Viketoft & Laura Riggi leading https://t.co/wThzQKCrPz https://t.co/TzrQPyWJf7

As promised a few weeks back, BACPHLIP is officially published! Thanks to @thePeerJ, a set of helpful reviewers, and users who have been submitting feedback https://t.co/9eHnWwQFha Use it for all your phage lifestyle classification needs! (okay, with *some* minor caveats)

Hot off the press! Our article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/5m9p8FY4zY #Bioinformatics #ComputationalBiology #Genomics #Microbiology #ComputationalScience.

Léonard et al. @UniversiteLiege present #ToRQuEMaDA: tool for retrieving queried Eubacteria, metadata and dereplicating assemblies Read the full @PeerJLife article https://t.co/XxanrqYcAq #Bioinformatics #Genomics #Microbiology #Taxonomy https://t.co/KYW0ZjWhH8

Lin et al. present a public database-based retrospective study - Identification of P2RY13 as an immune-related prognostic biomarker in #lung adenocarcinoma Read the full @PeerJLife article https://t.co/bMGf4ZwkZE #Bioinformatics #Immunology #Oncology https://t.co/08EQkbB08o

Temporal and spatial dynamics of gastrointestinal parasite infection in Père David’s deer Read the full @PeerJLife article https://t.co/4h3Lv7bLBK #ConservationBiology #Parasitology #Zoology https://t.co/BbG854WY77

Research from Langenfeld et al. @UMich compares ultrafiltration and iron chloride flocculation in the preparation of aquatic viromes from contrasting sample types Read the full @PeerJLife article https://t.co/OYunnqAMCG @envirophage #Microbiology #MolecularBiology #Virology https://t.co/YgEBYlygeA