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Fundamentals of Microbial Community Resistance and Resilience
Microbial communities are at the heart of all ecosystems, and yet microbial community behavior in disturbed environments remains difficult to measure and predict. Understanding the drivers ofExpand
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Tackling antibiotic resistance: the environmental framework
Antibiotic resistance is a threat to human and animal health worldwide, and key measures are required to reduce the risks posed by antibiotic resistance genes that occur in the environment. TheseExpand
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Increased Levels of Multiresistant Bacteria and Resistance Genes after Wastewater Treatment and Their Dissemination into Lake Geneva, Switzerland
At present, very little is known about the fate and persistence of multiresistant bacteria (MRB) and their resistance genes in natural aquatic environments. Treated, but partly also untreated sewageExpand
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A strategy for optimizing quality and quantity of DNA extracted from soil.
The efficiency of a bead beating method was studied in detail with regard to a variety of factors including beating time and speed, volume and temperature of the buffer, as well as amount and type ofExpand
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Bacterial Taxa That Limit Sulfur Flux from the Ocean
Flux of dimethylsulfide (DMS) from ocean surface waters is the predominant natural source of sulfur to the atmosphere and influences climate by aerosol formation. Marine bacterioplankton regulateExpand
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New Molecular Screening Tools for Analysis of Free-Living Diazotrophs in Soil
ABSTRACT Free-living nitrogen-fixing prokaryotes (diazotrophs) are ubiquitous in soil and are phylogenetically and physiologically highly diverse. Molecular methods based on universal PCR detectionExpand
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High Diversity of Diazotrophs in the Forefield of a Receding Alpine Glacier
Forefields of receding glaciers are unique and sensitive environments representing natural chronosequences. In such habitats, microbial nitrogen fixation is of particular interest since the lowExpand
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Wastewater as a point source of antibiotic-resistance genes in the sediment of a freshwater lake
Antibiotic-resistance genes (ARGs) are currently discussed as emerging environmental contaminants. Hospital and municipal sewage are important sources of ARGs for the receiving freshwater bodies. WeExpand
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mRNA Extraction and Reverse Transcription-PCR Protocol for Detection of nifH Gene Expression by Azotobacter vinelandii in Soil
ABSTRACT The study of free-living nitrogen-fixing organisms in bulk soil is hampered by the great diversity of soil microbial communities and the difficulty of relating nitrogen fixation activitiesExpand
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A brief multi-disciplinary review on antimicrobial resistance in medicine and its linkage to the global environmental microbiota
The discovery and introduction of antimicrobial agents to clinical medicine was one of the greatest medical triumphs of the 20th century that revolutionized the treatment of bacterial infections.Expand
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