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The Marine Viromes of Four Oceanic Regions
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The results support the idea that viruses are widely dispersed and that local environmental conditions enrich for certain viral types through selective pressure. Expand
Genomic analysis of uncultured marine viral communities
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Diversity of the viral communities was extremely high, and the results showed that it would be possible to sequence the entire genome of an uncultured marine viral community. Expand
Laboratory procedures to generate viral metagenomes
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This collection of laboratory protocols describes the steps to collect viruses from various samples with the specific aim of generating viral metagenome sequence libraries (viromes) using several concentration, purification, extraction, sequencing and heuristic bioinformatic methods. Expand
Functional metagenomic profiling of nine biomes
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The magnitude of the microbial metabolic capabilities encoded by the viromes was extensive, suggesting that they serve as a repository for storing and sharing genes among their microbial hosts and influence global evolutionary and metabolic processes. Expand
Diversity of bacteria associated with the Caribbean coral Montastraea franksi
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The results of this study show that the microbial diversity associated with corals can be greatly underestimated when relying exclusively on culture-based methods. Expand
Metagenomic Analyses of an Uncultured Viral Community from Human Feces
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The first metagenomic analyses of an uncultured viral community from human feces, using partial shotgun sequencing, show that the recognizable viruses were mostly siphophages, and the community contained an estimated 1,200 viral genotypes. Expand
RNA Viral Community in Human Feces: Prevalence of Plant Pathogenic Viruses
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The most abundant fecal virus in this study was pepper mild mottle virus (PMMV), which was found in high concentrations—up to 109 virions per gram of dry weight fecal matter, indicating that this plant virus is prevalent in the human population. Expand
Metagenomic and Small-Subunit rRNA Analyses Reveal the Genetic Diversity of Bacteria, Archaea, Fungi, and Viruses in Soil
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In this first study to comprehensively survey viral communities using a metagenomic approach, it is found that soil viruses are taxonomically diverse and distinct from the communities of viruses found in other environments that have been surveyed using a similar approach. Expand
Metagenomic and stable isotopic analyses of modern freshwater microbialites in Cuatro Ciénegas, Mexico.
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The genomic and stable isotopic data presented here significantly enhance the evolving knowledge of contemporary biomineralization processes, and are directly applicable to studies of ancient microbialites. Expand
Here a virus, there a virus, everywhere the same virus?
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These findings suggest that viral diversity could be high on a local scale but relatively limited globally, and by moving between environments, viruses can facilitate horizontal gene transfer. Expand
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