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Insights into the phylogeny and coding potential of microbial dark matter
This study applies single-cell genomics to target and sequence 201 archaeal and bacterial cells from nine diverse habitats belonging to 29 major mostly uncharted branches of the tree of life and provides a systematic step towards a better understanding of biological evolution on the authors' planet. Expand
Functional metagenomic profiling of nine biomes
The magnitude of the microbial metabolic capabilities encoded by the viromes was extensive, suggesting that they serve as a repository for storing and sharing genes among their microbial hosts and influence global evolutionary and metabolic processes. Expand
High-throughput single-cell sequencing identifies photoheterotrophs and chemoautotrophs in freshwater bacterioplankton
The power of single-cell DNA sequencing is demonstrated addressing previously unresolved questions about the metabolic potential and evolutionary histories of uncultured microorganisms, which dominate most natural environments. Expand
Biodiversity and biogeography of phages in modern stromatolites and thrombolites
Results prove that viruses in modern microbialites display biogeographical variability and suggest that they may be derived from an ancient community, and indicate that viruses are genetically unique in these environments. Expand
Fish as vectors in the dispersal of Bythotrephes cederstroemi: Diapausing eggs survive passage through the gut
The results demonstrate the potential for fish to act as vectors in the spread of B. cederstroemi by their consumption of diapausing eggs by examining a previously unsuspected way in which the invertebrate predator may be dispersed by fish. Expand
Prevalent genome streamlining and latitudinal divergence of planktonic bacteria in the surface ocean
It is shown that the global distribution of surface ocean bacterioplankton correlates with temperature and latitude and is not limited by dispersal at the time scales required for nucleotide substitution to exceed the current operational definition of bacterial species. Expand
Capturing Single Cell Genomes of Active Polysaccharide Degraders: An Unexpected Contribution of Verrucomicrobia
The employed method offers a powerful tool to rapidly identify and recover discrete genomes of active players in polysaccharide degradation, without the need for cultivation, and shed light on the ecological roles of uncultured Verrucomicrobia and suggest specific taxa as promising bioprospecting targets. Expand
Thermal, mixing, and oxygen regimes of the Salton Sea, California, 1997–1999
The Salton Sea is a shallow (mean depth = 8 m; maximum depth = 15 m), saline (41–45 g l−1), intermittently mixing, 57 km long, 980 km2 lake located in the arid southwestern United States. The Sea isExpand
Archaeal and Bacterial Communities Respond Differently to Environmental Gradients in Anoxic Sediments of a California Hypersaline Lake, the Salton Sea
The differential response of archaeal and bacterial communities to salinity and carbon patterns is consistent with the hypothesis that adaptations to energy stress and availability distinguish the ecologies of these domains. Expand
Potential for Chemolithoautotrophy Among Ubiquitous Bacteria Lineages in the Dark Ocean
This study suggests potential chemolithoautotrophy in several uncultured Proteobacteria lineages that are ubiquitous in the dark oxygenated ocean and provides new perspective on carbon cycling in the ocean’s largest habitat. Expand