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New On Nature.com: Physiological Function Of Rac Prophage During Biofilm Formation And Regulation Of Rac Excision In Escherichia Coli K-12

Published online on November 4, 2015 by Scientific Reports, this paper by Xiaoxiao Liu, Yangmei Li, Yunxue Guo, Zhenshun Zeng, Baiyuan Li, Xingsheng Cai, Xiaoxue Wang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China), Yangmei Li, Zhenshun Zeng, Baiyuan Li, (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China) and Thomas K. Wood (Pennsylvania State University, US) is now available to view.
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Nov 10, 2015

New On Nature.com: Microbial Mediation Of Complex Subterranean Mineral Structures

Published online on October 29, 2015 by Scientific Reports, this article by Nicola Tisato (University of Toronto, Canada), Stefano F. F. Torriani (Institute of Integrative Biology, Switzerland), Sylvain Monteux (Université Montpellier 2, France), Francesco Sauro, Jo De Waele and Ilenia M. D’Angeli (Bologna University, Italy), Maria Luisa Tavagna, Timothy I. Eglinton and Tomaso R. R. Bontognali (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) and Daniel Chailloux and Michel Renda (FFS –Fédération Française de Spéléologie, France) is now available to view.
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Nov 06, 2015

New paper in Science on Ecology of Microbiome

Interesting paper published by the group of Kevin Foster (Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford) that uses modeling approach to understand microbiome stability and found that microbial competition dampens cooperative networks and increases stability therefore benefiting the host.
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Nov 06, 2015

A Mummy and Her Microbes

A recent paper in PLOS One describes the gut microbiome of an 11th century A.D. Andean mummy and found distinct gut microbiome profiles associated with the mummification process. Most surprising, they found antibiotic resistant genes, putting into question the accepted role of selective antibiotic pressure for these resistance genes.
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Nov 04, 2015

New On Nature.com: Bifidobacteria Exhibit Social Behavior Through Carbohydrate Resource Sharing In The Gut

Published online on October 28, 2015 by Scientific Reports, this article by Christian Milani, Gabriele Andrea Lugli, Sabrina Duranti, Leonardo Mancabelli, Chiara Ferrario, Marta Mangifesta, Alice Viappiani, Stefania Arioli and Marco Ventura (University of Parma, Italy), Francesca Turroni and Douwe van Sinderen (National University of Ireland, Ireland), Arancha Hevia, Borja Sanchez and Abelardo Margolles (IPLA – CSIC, Spain), Matthias Scholz and Nicola Segata (University of Trento, Italy), Jonathan Lane and Rita Hickey (Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ireland), Doyle V. Ward (Broad Institute, US) and Diego Mora (University of Milan, Italy) is now available to view.
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Nov 04, 2015