Eoin Brodie at the 2013 Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

submitted by: JGI

Eoin Brodie of Berkeley Lab on "Succession of phylogeny and function during plant litter decomposition" at the 8th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 27, 2013 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

PhyloMETAGenomics

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Talk for Metagenomics Conference

Tip of the Week: PhylomeDB

submitted by: OpenHelix

Today's tip for the week is a quick introduction to PhylomeDB, gene phylogenies database. Read more information about this database at the OpenHelix Blog

Tip of the Week: iTol

submitted by: OpenHelix

Our latest weekly tip on the Interactive Tree of Life, iTOL. You can find out more at our blog

Tip of the Week: Genomicus and genome evolution

submitted by: OpenHelix

A quick introduction to a genome evolution, syteny and gene duplication visualization tool. For a higher-resolution, http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=3916

Evolution of Reproductive Morphology in Leaf Endophytes

submitted by: JeffreyTownsend
The endophytic lifestyle has played an important role in the evolution of the morphology of reproductive structures (body) in one of the most problematic groups in fungal classification, the Leotiomycetes (Ascomycota). Mapping fungal morphologies to two groups in the Leiotiomycetes, the Rhytismatales and Hemiphacidiaceae reveals significant divergence in body size, shape and complexity. Mapping ecological roles to these taxa reveals that the groups include endophytic fungi living on leaves...
Authors: Zheng Wang, Peter R. Johnston, Zhu L. Yang, Jeffrey P. Townsend

Bookcast - Structural Bioinformatics 2nd Edition Gu & Bourne (Eds.)

submitted by: Phil
Further details of the book can be found at http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470181052.html and on Google Books http://books.google.com/books?id=4H_ai7ivRIcC&pg=PP1&dq=structural+bioin... .

Rethinking proteasome evolution: two novel bacterial proteasomes.

linked profile(s): Phil
submitted by: drnknmstrr
The proteasome is a multisubunit structure that degrades proteins. Protein degradation is an essential component of regulation because proteins can become misfolded, damaged, or unnecessary. Proteasomes and their homologues vary greatly in complexity: from HslV (heat shock locus v), which is encoded by 1 gene in bacteria, to the eukaryotic 20S proteasome, which is encoded by more than 14 genes. Despite this variation in complexity, all the proteasomes are composed of homologous subunits. We...
Authors: Valas Re, Bourne Pe

The Tree of Life Web Project

submitted by: mmiller

The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists from around the world. On more than 9000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their evolutionary history (phylogeny), and characteristics. See: http://www.tolweb.org/