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Determining the metabolic footprints of hydrocarbon degradation using multivariate analysis
(PLOS One, 2013-11-25)
The functional dynamics of microbial communities are largely responsible for the clean-up of hydrocarbons in the environment. However, knowledge of the distinguishing functional genes, known as the metabolic footprint, ...
Vibrio coralliilyticus search patterns across an oxygen gradient
(PLOS One, 2013-07-10)
The coral pathogen, Vibrio coralliilyticus shows specific chemotactic search pattern preference for oxic and anoxic conditions, with the newly identified 3-step flick search pattern dominating the patterns used in oxic ...
Experimental Evaluation of Fatty Acid Profiles as a Technique to Determine Dietary Composition in Benthic Elasmobranchs
(University of Chicago Press, 2013-11-02)
Fatty acid (FA) analysis is a tool for dietary investigation that complements traditional stomach content analyses. Controlled feeding experiments were used to determine the extent to which the FA composition of diet is ...
The role of diatom nanostructures in biasing diffusion to improve uptake in a patchy nutrient environment
(PLOS One, 2013-05-07)
Background Diatoms are important single-celled autotrophs that dominate most lit aquatic environments and are distinguished by surficial frustules with intricate designs of unknown function. Principal Findings We show that ...
Spatial variation and survival of Salmonella enterica subspecies in a population of Australian sleepy lizards (Tiliqua rugosa)
(American Society for Microbiology, 2015-06-19)
The life cycles of many enteric bacterial species require a transition between two very distinct environments. Their primary habitat is the gastrointestinal tract of the host, while their secondary habitat, during transmission ...
Confined aquifers as viral reservoirs
(John Wiley & Sons, 2013-06-13)
Knowledge about viral diversity and abundance in deep groundwater reserves is limited. We found that the viral community inhabiting a deep confined aquifer in South Australia was more similar to reclaimed water communities ...