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Metatranscriptomic census of active protists in soils
The high numbers and diversity of protists in soil systems have long been presumed, but their true diversity and community composition have remained largely concealed. Traditional cultivation-basedExpand
Hyperthermophilic Composting Accelerates the Removal of Antibiotic Resistance Genes and Mobile Genetic Elements in Sewage Sludge.
Composting is an efficient way to convert organic waste into fertilizers. However, waste materials often contain large amounts of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) and mobile genetic elements (MGEs)Expand
Acanthamoeba everywhere: high diversity of Acanthamoeba in soils
Acanthamoeba is a very abundant genus of soil protists with fundamental importance in nutrient cycling, but several strains can also act as human pathogens. The systematics of the genus is stillExpand
The soil food web revisited: Diverse and widespread mycophagous soil protists
Abstract Soil protists are commonly suggested being solely bacterivorous, serving together with bacterivorous nematodes as the main controllers of the bacterial energy channel in soil food webs. InExpand
Expansion of the 'Reticulosphere': Diversity of Novel Branching and Network-forming Amoebae Helps to Define Variosea (Amoebozoa).
Amoebae able to form cytoplasmic networks or displaying a multiply branching morphology remain very poorly studied. We sequenced the small-subunit ribosomal RNA gene of 15 new amoeboid isolates, 14Expand
Soil networks become more connected and take up more carbon as nature restoration progresses
Soil organisms have an important role in aboveground community dynamics and ecosystem functioning in terrestrial ecosystems. However, most studies have considered soil biota as a black box orExpand
Pack hunting by a common soil amoeba on nematodes.
Soils host the most complex communities on Earth, including the most diverse and abundant eukaryotes, i.e. heterotrophic protists. Protists are generally considered as bacterivores, but evidence forExpand
Soil protists: a fertile frontier in soil biology research.
Protists include all eukaryotes except plants, fungi and animals. They are an essential, yet often forgotten, component of the soil microbiome. Method developments have now furthered ourExpand
Not all are free‐living: high‐throughput DNA metabarcoding reveals a diverse community of protists parasitizing soil metazoa
Protists, the most diverse eukaryotes, are largely considered to be free‐living bacterivores, but vast numbers of taxa are known to parasitize plants or animals. High‐throughput sequencing (HTS)Expand
Horizontal gene transfer and shifts in linked bacterial community composition are associated with maintenance of antibiotic resistance genes during food waste composting.
About 1.3 billion tons of food waste (FW) is annually produced at a global scale. A major fraction of FW is deposited into landfills thereby contributing to environmental pollution and emission ofExpand