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The genomic basis of trophic strategy in marine bacteria
Many marine bacteria have evolved to grow optimally at either high (copiotrophic) or low (oligotrophic) nutrient concentrations, enabling different species to colonize distinct trophic habitats inExpand
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Should we stay or should we go: mechanisms and ecological consequences for biofilm dispersal
In most environments, bacteria reside primarily in biofilms, which are social consortia of cells that are embedded in an extracellular matrix and undergo developmental programmes resulting in aExpand
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The biofilm life cycle and virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa are dependent on a filamentous prophage
Mature Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms undergo specific developmental events. Using a bacteriophage mutant, generated by deletion of the entire filamentous Pf4 prophage, we show that the phage isExpand
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Entry into, and resuscitation from, the viable but nonculturable state by Vibrio vulnificus in an estuarine environment.
Using plate counts, total cell counts, and direct viable counts, we examined the fate of cells of Vibrio vulnificus placed into natural estuarine waters during both winter and summer months. CellsExpand
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Biofilm formation and phenotypic variation enhance predation-driven persistence of Vibrio cholerae.
Persistence of the opportunistic bacterial pathogen Vibrio cholerae in aquatic environments is the principal cause for seasonal occurrence of cholera epidemics. This causality has been explained byExpand
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Sex, Scavengers, and Chaperones: Transcriptome Secrets of Divergent Symbiodinium Thermal Tolerances
Corals rely on photosynthesis by their endosymbiotic dinoflagellates (Symbiodinium spp.) to form the basis of tropical coral reefs. High sea surface temperatures driven by climate change can triggerExpand
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Nonculturability: adaptation or debilitation?
Investigation of bacterial survival in natural environments has indicated that some organisms lose culturability on appropriate media under certain conditions and yet still exhibit signs of metabolicExpand
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Study of integration of forward osmosis and biological process: Membrane performance under elevated salt environment
Abstract There has been an increasing interest in the novel integration of forward osmosis (FO) and biological process known as the osmotic membrane bioreactor (OMBR). However, little operatingExpand
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Environmental reservoirs and mechanisms of persistence of Vibrio cholerae
It is now well accepted that Vibrio cholerae, the causative agent of the water-borne disease cholera, is acquired from environmental sources where it persists between outbreaks of the disease. RecentExpand
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SmcR-dependent regulation of adaptive phenotypes in Vibrio vulnificus.
Vibrio vulnificus contains homologues of the V. harveyi luxR and luxS genes. A null mutation in smcR (luxR) resulted in a defect in starvation survival, inhibition of starvation-induced maintenanceExpand
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