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Global spread of microorganisms by ships
Commercial ships have spread many species around the world, but little is known of the extent and potential significance of ship-mediated transfer of microorganisms. Here we show that the globalExpand
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Phylogenetic diversity of the bacterial community from a microbial mat at an active, hydrothermal vent system, Loihi Seamount, Hawaii.
The phylogenetic diversity of small-subunit rRNA genes associated with the domain Bacteria was examined (by using previously defined operational taxonomic units [C. L. Moyer, F.C. Dobbs, and D. M.Expand
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Potential microbial bioinvasions via ships' ballast water, sediment, and biofilm.
A prominent vector of aquatic invasive species to coastal regions is the discharge of water, sediments, and biofilm from ships' ballast-water tanks. During eight years of studying ships arriving toExpand
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A computer-simulated restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis of bacterial small-subunit rRNA genes: efficacy of selected tetrameric restriction enzymes for studies of microbial diversity in
An assessment of 10 tetrameric restriction enzymes (TREs) was conducted by using a computer-simulated restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis for over 100 proximally and distallyExpand
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Estimation of diversity and community structure through restriction fragment length polymorphism distribution analysis of bacterial 16S rRNA genes from a microbial mat at an active, hydrothermal vent
PCR was used to amplify (eu)bacterial small-subunit (16S) rRNA genes from total-community genomic DNA. The source of total-community genomic DNA used for this culture-independent analysis was theExpand
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Epibiotic microorganisms on copepods and other marine crustaceans
Although the occurrence of microbial (algal, protozoan, bacterial, and fungal) epibionts on marine crustaceans and other invertebrates has been documented repeatedly, the ecological context andExpand
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Microbial ecology of ballast water during a transoceanic voyage and the effects of open-ocean exchange
The only procedure used frequently to reduce the risk of invasion by ballast-mediated biota is open-ocean exchange of ballast water, a procedure in which vessels release coastal water and replace itExpand
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Diversity of deep-sea hydrothermal vent Archaea from Loihi Seamount, Hawaii
Abstract Through an examination of SSU rDNA (genes coding for SSU rRNA), the molecular phylogeny of the domain Archaea (e.g. one of the three major lineages of life) was analyzed from a microbial matExpand
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Vertical Profiles of Virus-Like Particles and Bacteria in the Water Column and Sediments of Chesapeake Bay, USA
Vertical profiles of virus-like particles (VLPs] and bacteria were determined by near-synoptic sampling through the water column and 15 to 25 cm into the sediment at 5 stations across the mouth ofExpand
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Callianassa trilobata (Crustacea: Thalassinidea) influences abundance of meiofauna and biomass, composition, and physiologic state of microbial communities within its burrow
Biochemical and traditional methods were used to determine the influence of Caflianassa trilobata on microbiological and meiofaunal communities within its large, hghly consolidated burrow. SedimentExpand
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