Peter Larsen at the 2013 Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Peter Larsen of Argonne National Lab on "Delineating molecular interaction mechanisms in an in vitro microbial-plant community" at the 8th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Eric Karsenti at the 2013 Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Eric Karsenti of EMBL delivers the closing keynote on "TARA OCEANS: A Global Analysis of Oceanic Plankton Ecosystems" at the 8th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 28, 2013 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Jeroen Raes on the Tara-Oceans project at GSC8

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Jeroen Raes of the University of Brussels discusses the Tara-Oceans expedition at the Genomic Standards Consortium's 8th meeting at the DOE JGI in Walnut Creek, Calif. on Sept. 9, 2009.

The Importance of Marine Picoeukaryotes and the Search for Lost Time

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Unicellular eukaryotes are responsible for a massive amount of photosynthetic carbon fixation in marine systems. The smallest among these fall within the “pico” size fraction (<2 micrometers in diameter), are broadly distributed – from coastal to open-ocean environments – and are highly diverse. Picoeukaryotes contribute a significant proportion of the biomass and primary production within this size fraction, often rivaling their cyanobacterial counterparts Prochlorococcus and...

Setting the Stage: Mobilizing the Metagenomics Community

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About 250 leaders in the emerging science of metagenomics converged at the UC San Diego division of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) earlier this month for the third Annual International Conference on Metagenomics. The conference was a week-long opportunity to share data and discuss the latest research, explore how advances in computing and sequencing technologies might be of benefit, and build or strengthen collaborations in the field.

Deep-Ocean Metagenomics: Comparative Investigations of Microbes Inhabiting Hydrothermal Vents and the Cold Deep Ocean

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The deep-ocean accounts for the majority of the water on our planet. While the cold deep-ocean is the dominant nutrient-challenged ecosystem, hydrothermal vents represent oases along tectonically active areas of the seafloor. Hydrothermal vents and the surrounding cold deep-ocean each support unique communities of microbes and viruses that have become highly adapted to local conditions. Through cycles of infection and host cell lysis, bacteriophages (viruses that specifically infect...

Metagenomics 2008 Day 1 Panel Discussion: A Community Vision

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The first day at Metagenomics 2008 is discussed in a Q & A panel session at the end of the day.

Analyzing the Mobile Metagenome

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Metagenomic approaches are being use to investigate many diverse ecosystems and reveal many novel functions therein. However these methods can frequently pass over the DNA which we find in the mobile metagenome or mobilome. Much of this DNA is not easily cloned into fosmids or BACs for functional analysis and DNA based metagenomics projects do not always provide sufficient information to determine from where the sequence arose, genome or mobilome. Couple these limitations to the fact that...

Phytoplankton and Climate Change

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Dr. Jeffrey Krause explains the potential effect of global climate change on the ocean's phytoplankton and marine ecosystems. (CLIMECO Summer School, Brest France 2008; CLIMECO Summer School was sponsored by IMBER, EUR-OCEANS and WCRP).