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Microbial Reefs in the Black Sea Fueled by Anaerobic Oxidation of Methane
Obviously, anaerobic microbial consortia can generate both carbonate precipitation and substantial biomass accumulation, which has implications for the understanding of carbon cycling during earlier periods of Earth's history. Expand
Episodic radiations in the fly tree of life
It is demonstrated that flies experienced three episodes of rapid radiation—lower Diptera (220 Ma), lower Brachycera (180 Ma), and Schizophora (65 Ma)—and a number of life history transitions to hematophagy, phytophagy and parasitism in the history of fly evolution over 260 million y. Expand
HKL2MAP: a graphical user interface for macromolecular phasing with SHELX programs
One approach to phasing of macromolecular crystal structure is to exploit the small changes in diffracted intensities induced by the inclusion of heavy atoms, to alter the wavelength in the presenceExpand
Membrane lipid patterns typify distinct anaerobic methanotrophic consortia.
Substantial differences in the lipid composition of microbial consortia sampled from distinct compartments of AOM-driven carbonate reefs growing in the northwestern Black Sea offer a tool for the study of recent and especially of fossil methane environments. Expand
Molecular phylogeny of the Calyptratae (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha) with an emphasis on the superfamily Oestroidea and the position of Mystacinobiidae and McAlpine's fly
A higher‐level phylogenetic hypothesis is proposed for the Calyptratae based on an extensive DNA sequence dataset for 11 noncalyptrate outgroups and 247 calyptrate species representing all commonly accepted families in the Oestroidea and Hippoboscoidea, as well as those of the muscoid grade. Expand
DNA-based identification and molecular systematics of forensically important Sarcophagidae (Diptera).
A database of mitochondrial DNA sequence data is developed that makes it possible to identify all sarcophagid species likely to be found feeding on a human corpse at an urban location in Canada or the USA. Expand
An Anaerobic World in Sponges
Results show the presence of an anoxic micro-ecosystem in the sponge G. barretti, and imply mutualistic interactions between sponge cells and anaerobic microbes, which may help answer unsolved questions in sponge ecology and biotechnology. Expand
The influence of ultramafic rocks on microbial communities at the Logatchev hydrothermal field, located 15 degrees N on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
The ultramafic-hosted Logatchev hydrothermal field (LHF) on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge is characterized by high hydrogen and methane contents in the subseafloor, which support a specialized microbialExpand