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Effects of preservation method on canine (Canis lupus familiaris) fecal microbiota (2018) PeerJ

Konstantinos Kormas –– Sampling and handling of samples is very crucial in -omics based studies and very often the necessary attention is not met in publiched works. Such studies are necessary... Read more

Humans differ in their personal microbial cloud
76 citations · 49,309 views · 5,349 downloads
Genome-scale investigation of phenotypically distinct but nearly clonal Trichoderma strains
2 citations · 35,059 views · 453 downloads
PhyloSift: phylogenetic analysis of genomes and metagenomes
235 citations · 27,601 views · 4,851 downloads
The effect of habitual and experimental antiperspirant and deodorant product use on the armpit microbiome
10 citations · 28,864 views · 1,718 downloads
Significant changes in the skin microbiome mediated by the sport of roller derby
44 citations · 26,028 views · 2,518 downloads
Key bacterial families (Clostridiaceae, Erysipelotrichaceae and Bacteroidaceae) are related to the digestion of protein and energy in dogs
13 citations · 26,468 views · 985 downloads
Poppr: an R package for genetic analysis of populations with clonal, partially clonal, and/or sexual reproduction
364 citations · 21,515 views · 3,357 downloads
Mobile phones carry the personal microbiome of their owners
39 citations · 21,070 views · 2,750 downloads
Sequencing at sea: challenges and experiences in Ion Torrent PGM sequencing during the 2013 Southern Line Islands Research Expedition
7 citations · 17,496 views · 5,003 downloads
Subsampled open-reference clustering creates consistent, comprehensive OTU definitions and scales to billions of sequences
205 citations · 17,841 views · 3,516 downloads

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@juncostink https://t.co/Zu44v5F7oG "Significant changes in the skin microbiome mediated by the sport of roller derby" I thought you could appreciate this article!

Mobile phones carry the personal microbiome of their owners https://t.co/tfANVKxond via @thePeerJ

#R análisis genético de poblaciones con reproducción clonal, parcialmente clonal y/o sexual https://t.co/nkfOayPmGl #rstatsES #DataScience https://t.co/xU3qpbABaM

@ejame16 Not completely environmental, but this one had a high wow factor: tpersonal microbial cloud. PeerJ3:e1258 https://t.co/07alItIqpp

".... beef diets result in higher apparent total tract dry matter, crude protein, crude fat and gross energy... https://t.co/poUr5qZ4dQ

The Washington Post: "The stinky truth: Deodorant can change your body’s bacteria"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/02/02/the-stinky-truth-deodorant-can-change-your-bodys-bacteria/

The Smithsonian: "You Produce a Microbial Cloud That Can Act Like an Invisible Fingerprint"
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/you-produce-microbial-cloud-can-act-invisible-fingerprint-180956698/

A population genetic R-evolution
http://www.molecularecologist.com/2015/01/a-population-genetic-r-evolution/

SDSU Team Is First to Use DNA Sequencer at Sea
http://timesofsandiego.com/tech/2014/08/19/sdsu-team-first-use-dna-sequencer-sea/

Mobile phones carry owners' bacterial 'fingerprint'
http://www.bbc.com/news/health-27985815

What roller derby can tell us about germs
http://healthland.time.com/2013/03/12/what-roller-derby-can-teach-us-about-our-germs/