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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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Small Genomes and Sparse Metabolisms of Sediment-Associated Bacteria from Four Candidate Phyla
ABSTRACT Cultivation-independent surveys of microbial diversity have revealed many bacterial phyla that lack cultured representatives. These lineages, referred to as candidate phyla, have beenExpand
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Longitudinal analysis of microbial interaction between humans and the indoor environment
Signature microbes follow you from house to house Householders share more than habitation; they also share inhabitants. In a diverse sample of U.S. homes, Lax et al. found that people and animalsExpand
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Lifestyle Evolution in Cyanobacterial Symbionts of Sponges
ABSTRACT The “Candidatus Synechococcus spongiarum” group includes different clades of cyanobacteria with high 16S rRNA sequence identity (~99%) and is the most abundant and widespread cyanobacterialExpand
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Metabolic interdependencies between phylogenetically novel fermenters and respiratory organisms in an unconfined aquifer
Fermentation-based metabolism is an important ecosystem function often associated with environments rich in organic carbon, such as wetlands, sewage sludge and the mammalian gut. The diversity ofExpand
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Functional diversity of bacteria in a ferruginous hydrothermal sediment
A microbial community showing diverse respiratory processes was identified within an arsenic-rich, ferruginous shallow marine hydrothermal sediment (20–40 °C, pH 6.0–6.3) in Santorini, Greece.Expand
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Methods for the extraction, storage, amplification and sequencing of DNA from environmental samples
Advances in the sequencing of DNA extracted from media such as soil and water offer huge opportunities for biodiversity monitoring and assessment, particularly where the collection or identificationExpand
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Biogeochemical implications of the ubiquitous colonization of marine habitats and redox gradients by Marinobacter species
The Marinobacter genus comprises widespread marine bacteria, found in localities as diverse as the deep ocean, coastal seawater and sediment, hydrothermal settings, oceanic basalt, sea-ice, sand,Expand
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Bacterial colonization and succession in a newly opened hospital
Patients share their microbiota with their rooms and with nursing staff, and this shapes the microbial ecology of the hospital environment. A new hospital teems with life Lax et al. conducted aExpand
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IMG/VR: a database of cultured and uncultured DNA Viruses and retroviruses
We present IMG/VR, the largest publicly available database of 3908 isolate reference DNA viruses with 264 413 computationally identified viral contigs from >6000 ecologically diverse metagenomic samples. Expand
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