Microbial Inventory Research Across Diverse Aquatic LTERs (ASM Working Group Part 1/4)

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The MIRADA LTERs project (see working group materials) is an NSF-funded Microbial Biodiversity Survey and Inventory across all 13 of the major aquatic (marine and freshwater) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites. The long-term objective of our study is to document and describe baseline diversity and relative abundance data for both common and rare members of microbial communities located in aquatic LTER sites and to relate this diversity to the underlying physical and chemical...

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.

Tiny Conspiracies (MWV31)

submitted by: MicrobeWorld
Bacteria communicate with chemical languages that allow them to synchronize their behavior and thereby act as multi-cellular organisms. This process, called quorum sensing, enables bacteria to do things they can’t do as a single cell, like successfully infect and cause disease in humans. Bonnie Bassler, Ph.D., the Squibb Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University and President-elect for the American Society for Microbiology, has been researching strategies that can interfere...

Susannah Tringe at the DOE JGI 2009 User Meeting

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Susannah Tringe discussed the DOE JGI Metagenomic Program on March 25, 2009 at the 4th Annual User Meeting.

DOE JGI director Eddy Rubin on biomass degrading communities

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DOE Joint Genome Institute director Eddy Rubin spoke about biomass degrading communities, particularly the cow rumen, on May 13, 2009.

Introduction to the 2009 DOE JGI User Meeting

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Eddy Rubin introducing the 2009 DOE JGI User Meeting on March 25.

"Whole Genome Comparisons of Bacillus subtilis" - Ashlee Earl, Harvard University, @ '09 DOE JGI User Meeting

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Ashlee Earl (Harvard University) speaking at the DOE JGI 2009 User Meeting on March 26 with an introduction by Dan Rohksar.

David Bruce, JGI @ '09 DOE JGI User Meeting

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David Bruce speaking at the "JGI 101 workshop" tutorial, 2009 DOE JGI User Meeting

"Phylochip Analysis of Microbial Diversity" - Gary Andersen, LBNL @ '09 DOE JGI User Meeting

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Gary Andersen Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) presentation for DOE JGI '09 User Meeting on March 26, 2009, introduction by Len Pennacchio (JGI).

Cheese and Microbes - MicrobeWorld Video - Ep. 28

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Fine cheeses are like fine wines. Producing and aging them properly is both an art and a science. From cave-aging to the use of raw milk, watch Dr. Catherine Donnelly, co-director of the Vermont Institute for Artisan Cheeses, describe the microbial world of cheese. Listeria and Salmonella are just a couple of the pathogens that pose a risk to cheese consumers. In this episode of MicrobeWorld Video, Dr. Donnelly explains how these risks are mitigated through strict processing...