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Introducing mothur: Open-Source, Platform-Independent, Community-Supported Software for Describing and Comparing Microbial Communities
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M mothur is used as a case study to trim, screen, and align sequences; calculate distances; assign sequences to operational taxonomic units; and describe the α and β diversity of eight marine samples previously characterized by pyrosequencing of 16S rRNA gene fragments. Expand
Ubiquity and diversity of ammonia-oxidizing archaea in water columns and sediments of the ocean.
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Using PCR primers designed to specifically target archaeal amoA, AOA is found to be pervasive in areas of the ocean that are critical for the global nitrogen cycle, including the base of the euphotic zone, suboxic water columns, and estuarine and coastal sediments. Expand
Targeted PCR for Detection of Vaginal Bacteria Associated with Bacterial Vaginosis
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PCR detection of one or more fastidious bacterial species is a more reliable indicator of BV than detection of bacteria, such as Gardnerella vaginalis, previously linked to BV, highlighting the potential of PCR for the diagnosis of Bv. Expand
The chicken gastrointestinal microbiome.
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An overview of the current state of knowledge of the chicken gastrointestinal microbiome focusing on spatial and temporal variability, the presence and importance of human pathogens, the influence of the microbiota on the immune system, and the importance of the microbiome for poultry nutrition is provided. Expand
Diversity of Human Vaginal Bacterial Communities and Associations with Clinically Defined Bacterial Vaginosis
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A previously unrecognized extent of bacterial diversity in the vaginal ecosystem is described, including several novel BV-associated OTUs, such as those belonging to the Prevotella species complex, which remain severely underrepresented in the current NCBI database. Expand
Diazotrophic endophytes of native black cottonwood and willow
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Bacteria isolated from within surface-sterilized stems of native poplar and willow in a riparian system in western Washington state showed the presence of diazotrophic microorganisms that may help explain the ability of these pioneering tree species to grow under nitrogen limitation. Expand
Analysis of nitrite reductase (nirK and nirS) genes and cultivation reveal depauperate community of denitrifying bacteria in the Black Sea suboxic zone.
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Analysis of the recently discovered nirS gene from the anammox bacterium Candidatus'Kuenenia stuttgartiensis' revealed that mismatches with commonly used primers may have prevented the previous detection of this divergent sequence, which appears to harbour a homogeneous community of denitrifiers. Expand
Free-living and aggregate-associated Planctomycetes in the Black Sea.
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The distribution of uncultured Planctomycetes phylotypes along depth profiles spanning the redox gradient of the Black Sea suboxic zone was examined to gain insight into their respective ecological niches and correlated with depth and chemical profiles, implying similar metabolisms within phylogenetic groups. Expand
Diversity and Distribution of Planctomycetes and Related Bacteria in the Suboxic Zone of the Black Sea
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A gradient in phylotype diversity was found in the Black Sea's suboxic zone and the distributions of known anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) bacteria, many unknown Planctomycetes, and other phylotypes were examined in relation to the local nutrient and redox conditions. Expand
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