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A communal catalogue reveals Earth’s multiscale microbial diversity
Our growing awareness of the microbial world’s importance and diversity contrasts starkly with our limited understanding of its fundamental structure. Despite recent advances in DNA sequencing, aExpand
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Leisingera methylohalidivorans gen. nov., sp. nov., a marine methylotroph that grows on methyl bromide.
A marine methylotroph, designated strain MB2T, was isolated for its ability to grow on methyl bromide as a sole carbon and energy source. Methyl chloride and methyl iodide also supported growth, asExpand
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Bacterial pathogens in Hawaiian coastal streams--associations with fecal indicators, land cover, and water quality.
This work aimed to understand the distribution of five bacterial pathogens in O'ahu coastal streams and relate their presence to microbial indicator concentrations, land cover of the surroundingExpand
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Production of bromoform and dibromomethane by Giant Kelp: Factors affecting release and comparison to anthropogenic bromine sources
Macrocystis pyrifera (Giant Kelp), a dominant macroalgal species in southern California, produced I71 ng per g fresh wt (gfwt) per day of CHBr, and 48 ng gfwt-’ d-’ of CH,Br, during laboratoryExpand
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Occurrence and Persistence of Bacterial Pathogens and Indicator Organisms in Beach Sand along the California Coast
ABSTRACT This report documents the presence of fecal indicators and bacterial pathogens in sand at 53 California marine beaches using both culture-dependent and -independent (PCR and quantitative PCRExpand
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Performance of CHROMagar Staph aureus and CHROMagar MRSA for detection of Staphylococcus aureus in seawater and beach sand--comparison of culture, agglutination, and molecular analyses.
Beach seawater and sand were analyzed for Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin resistant S. aureus (MRSA) for samples collected from Avalon, and Doheny Beach, CA. Membrane filtration followed byExpand
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The ocean sampling day consortium
Ocean Sampling Day was initiated by the EU-funded Micro B3 (Marine Microbial Biodiversity, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology) project to obtain a snapshot of the marine microbial biodiversity andExpand
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Faecal indicator bacteria enumeration in beach sand: a comparison study of extraction methods in medium to coarse sands
Aims:  The absence of standardized methods for quantifying faecal indicator bacteria (FIB) in sand hinders comparison of results across studies. The purpose of the study was to compare methods forExpand
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Laboratory production of bromoform, methylene bromide, and methyl iodide by macroalgae and distribution in nearshore southern California waters
Production rates of bromoform (CHBr,), methylene bromide (CH,Br,), and methyl iodide (CH31) were measured in the laboratory for 11 species of marine macroalgae. Production rates of the volatileExpand
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Bacterial Oxidation of Dibromomethane and Methyl Bromide in Natural Waters and Enrichment Cultures
ABSTRACT Bacterial oxidation of14CH2Br2 and14CH3Br was measured in freshwater, estuarine, seawater, and hypersaline-alkaline samples. In general, bacteria from the various sites oxidized similarExpand
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