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Looking for some suggestions - I'm working with Archaeal genomic regions whose optimally fitting model seems to be Tamura-Nei (https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.molbev.a040023).

Would it be too much to suspect the Archaeal region is under similar types of evolutionary pressure?

#archaea #microbiology #evolution #phylogenetics #bioinformatics


Cool paper looking at biomass degradation in leaf cutter ant fungus gardens:

Mapping microhabitats of lignocellulose decomposition by a microbial consortium

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41589-023-01536-7

#microbiology #fungi #cellulose


A refined single-cell sequencing technique provides insight into how pathogenic #fungi respond to drugs. #Candida #Microbiology https://elifesciences.org/digests/81406/investigating-antifungal-tolerance?utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic


French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur was born #OTD in 1822

He is renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation, and pasteurization, the last of which was named after him. His research in chemistry led to remarkable breakthroughs in the understanding of the causes & preventions of diseases, which laid down the foundations of hygiene, public health & much of modern medicine.

Louis Pasteur at PG:
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=louis+pasteur&submit_search=Go%21

#books #microbiology


Myxomycetes in the wild! Gelukkig waren de medewandelaars snel overtuigd van hoe cool Le Blob wel is en konden we gewoon 10 minuten blijven bewonderen. De stam zat helemaal vol: 'n gelukkige slijmzwam :blobheart: #microbiology #myxomycetes #Physarum #leBlob


Apply for our Phd project on "Discovering and characterising novel defence systems in pathogenic Serratia spp using microbiology and genomics"

#genomics #microbiology #omics

FindAPhD : Pathogens and Host Defences Doctoral Training Partnership PhD Studentships at University of Sussex
https://www.findaphd.com/phds/program/pathogens-and-host-defences-doctoral-training-partnership-phd-studentships/?p6353


Contrasting drivers of abundant phage and prokaryotic communities revealed in diverse coastal ecosystems
https://doi.org/10.1038/s43705-023-00333-6
#microbiology #bioinformatics


Happy to share our latest paper, in which we examined the timing at which different microbial groups colonized the ocean!

The first author (Carolina Martinez) is starting her lab at UC Santa Barbara in 2024 and is looking to recruit postdocs and PhD students, so if this looks interesting to you, please reach out to her!

A timeline of bacterial and archaeal diversification in the ocean

https://elifesciences.org/articles/88268

#microbiology #ocean #marine #evolution


Contrasting drivers of abundant phage and prokaryotic communities revealed in diverse coastal ecosystems

https://www.nature.com/articles/s43705-023-00333-6

#marine #viruses #phages #ocean #microbiology #virology


🎉 New preprint from the (MDM) lab:

🔗 https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.11.22.567924v1

❓ How accurately can we predict diverse #bacteriophage bacteria-interactions from their #genomes only ?

🦠 We created a matrix of >38k #phage-#bacteria interactions to find out (=> AUROC 86%) & used our predictions to recommend tailored phage cocktails.

Predicting which phages infect which specific strains would allow to better fight bacterial infections and understand #microbial ecology.

1/n

#microbiology #virus #phagotherapy


Nice #oceanography study on particles and #carbon export

Planktonic #microbial signatures of sinking particle export in the open ocean’s interior

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-023-42909-9

#marine #microbiology


*Slime mould appreciation post*

Slime moulds usually live as single celled organisms, but will occasionally perform an astonishing feat of cooperation - gathering together as a collective ‘organism’ to form structures such as fruiting bodies. They may resemble fungi, but are really a unique group of amoebozoa.

#Macrophotography #microbiology #slimemould #soilbiodiversity


A new episode of the EMBO podcast is out. I spoke with Hsiao-Han Chang, Gytis Dudas, and Hedvig Tamman about viruses, hosts, spillovers, public health... And also starting a new lab, the challenges of mobility, mentorship, and Die Hard Dracula.

#EMBOPodcast #scicomm #SciencePodcast #Virology #Evolution #Microbiology

https://www.embo.org/podcasts/its-viruses-all-the-way-down-a-conversation-with-hsiao-han-chang-gytis-dudas-and-hedvig-tamman/


Lessons from Chloroviruses: the Complex and Diverse Roles of Viruses in Food Webs

https://doi.org/10.1128/jvi.00275-23

#viruses #virology #ecology #microbiology


Happy birthday to Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632 – 1723), the Dutch scientist & progenitor of #microbiology known for his improvements to microscope tech. He was a draper in Delft, then a politician with an interest in lensmaking. Using his handmade #microscopes, he was 1st to observe microorganisms, which he called tiny animals, or "animalcules". He also made pioneering microscopic observations on muscle fibres, bacteria, coffee & … 🧵1/n

#linocut #printmaking #sciart #histstm⁠ #MastoArt


Bacterial histones unveiled

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-023-01509-5

#microbiology #genomics #dna


A diverse set of species, from #snails to #algae to #amoebas, make programmable DNA-cutting enzymes called #Fanzors — and a new study from scientists at MIT’s McGovern Institute for Brain Research has identified thousands of them.
#CRISPR #DNA #RNA #Microbiology #sflorg
https://www.sflorg.com/2023/10/mcb10142302.html


Very interesting preprint by Ran Blekhman's lab (@blekhman): https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.10.11.560955v1 on https://microbiomap.org/ , a resource integrating 168k human gut 16S samples for a global overview. Seems similar to https://microbeatlas.org/ , which combines >2 million samples (both 16S and WGS across all habitats)

#microbiome #microbiology


"We are in the midst of the "Platinum Age of Virus Discovery", an era characterized by the exponential growth in the discovery of virus biodiversity. "

A Parasite Odyssey: An RNA virus concealed in Toxoplasma gondii

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.09.17.558162v1?rss=1

#viruses #virology #microbiology


Top abundant deep ocean heterotrophic bacteria can be retrieved by cultivation

https://www.nature.com/articles/s43705-023-00290-0

#microbiology #marine #ocean #DeepBiosphere


We are looking for a new colleague to lead the microbiology & immunology section of @PLOSBiology!!

Do you have micro/immuno expertise (including virology of course) & a passion for science away from the bench? This could be for you

Get in touch w/ any Qs!

Associate or Senior level

Applications will be assessed upon receipt

Boosts greatly appreciated!

#editing #careersinscience #microbiology #virology #immmunology

https://us232.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/plos/Posting/View/288


Testing out mk6 OD meter, preparing for upcoming microbii exp (in collab with @ATinyGreenCell ). Swapping out wires + commodity boards for custom circuit dramatically simplified things on my end. Mk7's already being polished for testing. Now to get some Julia growth curve notes running! #microbiology #amateurbiology


Cool paper! Also glad we are moving towards Patescibacteria and not CPR:

"Genetic manipulation of Patescibacteria provides mechanistic insights into microbial dark matter and the epibiotic lifestyle"

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2023.08.017

#microbiology #genomics #genetics


I get to share some great news today - I received the American Society for Microbiology 2024 Carski Award for Undergraduate Education! #microbiology https://asm.org/Press-Releases/2023/September/ASM-Selects-Honorees-for-2024-Awards-and-Prize-Pro?_zs=UPtpl&_zl=lKjg2


Antoni van Leeuwenhoek died #OTD in 1723.

A largely self-taught man in science, he is commonly known as "the Father of Microbiology", and one of the first microscopists and microbiologists. Van Leeuwenhoek is best known for his pioneering work in microscopy and for his contributions toward the establishment of microbiology as a scientific discipline. via @wikipedia

Books by Antoni van Leeuwenhoek at PG:
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/8336

#books #science #microbiology


Went to Mountain "Lake" yesterday for a faculty retreat and I had to get some samples to look for microbes while I was there. Pretty epic mud.

The claim to fame of this lake is that Dirty Dancing was filmed here (when the lake was full). It is one of two natural lakes in Virginia and it has highly unstable water levels.

#virginia #freshwater #microbiology


Check out episode #2 of Mark Martin’s “Matters Microbial” podcast on microbe tv featuring examples of shock-and-awe microbiology for grabbing students’ attention and an interview with me 😀
#USFCMS #microbiology #micro #virology #phage #virus
https://youtu.be/GOWEANUgzpw


Ever wondered why your #TRIS-buffered solutions turn turbid on the shelf so quickly? Look no further, it’s #pseudomonas. new study from our lab out as a preprint describing a complete TRIS degradation pathway in #bacteria https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.08.01.551466v1.abstract?%3Fcollection= #microbiology #HGT #biorxiv


A genome catalogue of lake bacterial diversity and its drivers at continental scale

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-023-01435-6

#metagenomics #lakes #freshwater #microbiology


Hi again #Mastodon!
I joined the fediverse when a lot of my community had not migrated from the bird site, so could only partially reconstruct it here using automated tools. If I followed you there and don’t here, say hi and let’s reconnect!

For those who don’t know me, I am a #virologist by training with almost 20 years of experience as a #science #editor, a passion for #microbiology and all science really, #OpenScience #openaccess & people

Have a lovely day everyone

#introduction #fediverse


A phabulous plush phage gift from my friend Mark Martin #phage #bacteriophage #science #microbiology Check out those adorable phangs!


Laura Catón presenting about (protein) structural colors of bacteria… quite an awesome story at #FEMS2023 #microbiology


Paola Branduardi starting the symposium about microbial diversity in industry! Our societal challenges are manifold - but nature offers at least as many solutions! #FEMS2023 gives a fantastic overview about us and microorganisms. The Federation of European Microbiological Societies is a needed and valuable backbone of our community of microbiologists. #microbiology #FEMS

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