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Molecular diversity and ecology of microbial plankton
The history of microbial evolution in the oceans is probably as old as the history of life itself. In contrast to terrestrial ecosystems, microorganisms are the main form of biomass in the oceans,Expand
The small genome of an abundant coastal ocean methylotroph.
OM43 is a clade of uncultured beta-proteobacteria that is commonly found in environmental nucleic acid sequences from productive coastal ocean ecosystems, and some freshwater environments, but isExpand
Improvements of high-throughput culturing yielded novel SAR11 strains and other abundant marine bacteria from the Oregon coast and the Bermuda Atlantic Time Series study site
The introduction of high-throughput dilution-to-extinction culturing (HTC) of marine bacterioplankton using sterilized natural sea water as media yielded isolates of many abundant but previouslyExpand
Microbiology of the Red Sea (and other) deep-sea anoxic brine lakes.
The Red Sea harbours approximately 25 deep-sea anoxic brine pools. They constitute extremely unique and complex habitats with the conjugation of several extreme physicochemical parameters renderingExpand
Physicochemical Conditions and Microbial Activities in the Highly Alkaline Gut of the Humus-Feeding Larva of Pachnoda ephippiata (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
ABSTRACT The soil macrofauna plays an important role in the carbon and nitrogen cycle of terrestrial ecosystems. In order to gain more insight into the role of the intestinal microbiota inExpand
Niche heterogeneity determines bacterial community structure in the termite gut (Reticulitermes santonensis).
Differences in microenvironment and interactions of microorganisms within and across habitat boundaries should influence structure and diversity of the microbial communities within an ecosystem. WeExpand
The SAR92 Clade: an Abundant Coastal Clade of Culturable Marine Bacteria Possessing Proteorhodopsin
ABSTRACT Proteorhodopsin (PR) is a protein that is abundant in marine bacterioplankton. PR is hypothesized to be a light-dependent proton pump, thus creating a proton gradient that can be used forExpand
Biogeography of pelagic bacterioplankton across an antagonistic temperature–salinity gradient in the Red Sea
The Red Sea is a unique marine ecosystem with contrasting gradients of temperature and salinity along its north‐to‐south axis. It is an extremely oligotrophic environment that is characterized byExpand
The phylogeny of endolithic microbes associated with marine basalts.
We examined the phylogenetic diversity of microbial communities associated with marine basalts, using over 300 publicly available 16S rDNA sequences and new sequence data from basalt enrichmentExpand
Structure and Topology of Microbial Communities in the Major Gut Compartments of Melolontha melolontha Larvae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
ABSTRACT Physicochemical gut conditions and the composition and topology of the intestinal microbiota in the major gut compartments of the root-feeding larva of the European cockchafer (MelolonthaExpand