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Molecular ecological network analyses
BackgroundUnderstanding the interaction among different species within a community and their responses to environmental changes is a central goal in ecology. However, defining the network structureExpand
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GeoChip: a comprehensive microarray for investigating biogeochemical, ecological and environmental processes
Owing to their vast diversity and as-yet uncultivated status, detection, characterization and quantification of microorganisms in natural settings are very challenging, and linking microbialExpand
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Microbial mediation of carbon-cycle feedbacks to climate warming
A study based on a long-term manipulation experiment in a grassland ecosystem describes the microbial mechanisms controlling feedbacks to carbon and nutrient cycling under warming. The findingsExpand
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GeoChip 3.0 as a high-throughput tool for analyzing microbial community composition, structure and functional activity
A new generation of functional gene arrays (FGAs; GeoChip 3.0) has been developed, with ∼28 000 probes covering approximately 57 000 gene variants from 292 functional gene families involved inExpand
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Phylogenetic Molecular Ecological Network of Soil Microbial Communities in Response to Elevated CO2
ABSTRACT Understanding the interactions among different species and their responses to environmental changes, such as elevated atmospheric concentrations of CO2, is a central goal in ecology but isExpand
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Microbial gene functions enriched in the Deepwater Horizon deep-sea oil plume
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is the deepest and largest offshore spill in the United State history and its impacts on marine ecosystems are largely unknown. Here, we showedExpand
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Reproducibility and quantitation of amplicon sequencing-based detection
To determine the reproducibility and quantitation of the amplicon sequencing-based detection approach for analyzing microbial community structure, a total of 24 microbial communities from a long-termExpand
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Stochasticity, succession, and environmental perturbations in a fluidic ecosystem
  • J. Zhou, Y. Deng, +10 authors A. Arkin
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 18 February 2014
Significance The study of ecological succession remains at the core of ecology. Understanding the trajectories and mechanisms controlling ecological succession is crucial to predicting the responsesExpand
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The interconnected rhizosphere: High network complexity dominates rhizosphere assemblages.
While interactions between roots and microorganisms have been intensively studied, we know little about interactions among root-associated microbes. We used random matrix theory-based networkExpand
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Functional microarray analysis of nitrogen and carbon cycling genes across an Antarctic latitudinal transect
Soil-borne microbial communities were examined via a functional gene microarray approach across a southern polar latitudinal gradient to gain insight into the environmental factors steering soil N-Expand
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