Francis Martin at the 2015 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Francis Martin, INRA (France), at the 10th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting held March 24-26, 2015 in Walnut Creek, Calif. The talk references a study published in Nature Genetics - details at http://jgi.doe.gov/retracing-roots-fungal-symbioses/

Jack Gilbert at the 2015 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Jack Gilbert, Argonne National Laboratory, at the 10th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting held March 24-26, 2015 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

What dead birds tell us about ecosystems

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Wonder why you should spend a glorious day in the summer or a cold, windy day in the winter collecting beach-cast seabird carcasses for a citizen science group? Julia K. Parrish, the Executive Director of COASST—a citizen science group that organizes volunteers to monitor beach-cast seabird carcasses—explains why it would all be worthwhile. Visit COASST's website: https://depts.washington.edu/coasst/ Credits at end of video

Conserving biodiversity in Central Africa

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The Congo basin is an unruly ribbon of tropical forest, over a million square miles spanning six countries in Central Africa. It is the second-largest contiguous tropical forest in the world. The basin is home to the classics of African wildlife – chimpanzees, elephants, gorillas – along with thousands of other less well-known species. This wealth of flora and fauna, much of it native to the region, is enough to qualify the Congo basin as a biodiversity hotspot: a biologically rich...

Microbial signature profiles of periodontally healthy and diseased patients

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Aim: To determine microbial profiles that discriminate periodontal health from different forms of periodontal diseases. Methods: Subgingival biofilm was obtained from patients with periodontal health (27), gingivitis (11), chronic periodontitis (35) and aggressive periodontitis (24), and analysed for the presence of >250 species/phylotypes using HOMIM. Microbial differences among groups were examined by Mann–Whitney U-test. Regression analyses were performed to determine microbial...
Authors: Talita Lourenço, Debora Heller, Carina Silva-Boghossian, Sean Cotton, Bruce Paster, Ana Paula Colombo

Jellyfish swarms research in the Gulf of Mexico

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Jellyfish swarms in the Gulf of Mexico help researchers identify environmental changes in the water. Dr. Monty Graham at the University of Southern Mississippi studies these massive jellyfish swarms that can stretch for up to 100 miles.