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Haloarchaeal viruses: how diverse are they?
Hypersaline lakes are highly productive microbial environments that provide many advantages for microbial ecologists, including stable communities of relatively low diversity (mainly haloarchaea). AnExpand
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Haloviruses HF1 and HF2: evidence for a recent and large recombination event.
Haloviruses HF1 and HF2 were isolated from the same saltern pond and are adapted to hypersaline conditions, where they infect a broad range of haloarchaeal species. The HF2 genome has previously beenExpand
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HF2: a double-stranded DNA tailed haloarchaeal virus with a mosaic genome.
HF2 is a haloarchaeal virus infecting two Halorubrum species (Family Halobacteriaceae). It is lytic, has a head-and-tail morphology and belongs to the Myoviridae (contractile tails). The linearExpand
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Analysis of SD sequences in completed microbial genomes: non-SD-led genes are as common as SD-led genes.
Shine-Dalgarno (SD) sequence has been considered as one of the common features of 5' end untranslated region (5'UTR) of prokaryotic transcripts. However, more leaderless bacteria and archaea mRNAsExpand
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PH1: An Archaeovirus of Haloarcula hispanica Related to SH1 and HHIV-2
Halovirus PH1 infects Haloarcula hispanica and was isolated from an Australian salt lake. The burst size in single-step growth conditions was 50–100 PFU/cell, but cell density did not decrease untilExpand
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ViQuaS: an improved reconstruction pipeline for viral quasispecies spectra generated by next-generation sequencing
MOTIVATION The combined effect of a high replication rate and the low fidelity of the viral polymerase in most RNA viruses and some DNA viruses results in the formation of a viral quasispecies.Expand
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Microbial and viral metagenomes of a subtropical freshwater reservoir subject to climatic disturbances
Extreme climatic activities, such as typhoons, are widely known to disrupt our natural environment. In particular, studies have revealed that typhoon-induced perturbations can result in severalExpand
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Unsupervised discovery of microbial population structure within metagenomes using nucleotide base composition
An approach to infer the unknown microbial population structure within a metagenome is to cluster nucleotide sequences based on common patterns in base composition, otherwise referred to as binning.Expand
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Integrated multi-omics analyses reveal the biochemical mechanisms and phylogenetic relevance of anaerobic androgen biodegradation in the environment
Steroid hormones, such as androgens, are common surface-water contaminants. However, literature on the ecophysiological relevance of steroid-degrading organisms in the environment, particularly inExpand
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The dynamics of microbial partnerships in the coral Isopora palifera
Both bacteria and algal symbionts (genus Symbiodinium), the two major microbial partners in the coral holobiont, respond to fluctuations in the environment, according to current reports; however,Expand
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