Category Archives: Microbial communication

Eco-evolutionary feedbacks drive species interactions

This. Is. Awesome. Link Abstract: In the biosphere, many species live in close proximity and can thus interact in many different ways. Such interactions are dynamic and fall along a continuum between antagonism and cooperation. Because interspecies interactions are the … Continue reading

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Mind-altering microorganisms: the impact of the gut microbiota on brain and behaviour

This review appears in Nature Reviews Neuroscience and explores the experimental evidence for a “microbiota–gut–brain axis” that may modulate brain function and behavior. Though personally I’m not convinced there’s anything more in the data presented here than associations (rather than … Continue reading

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Determination of Whether Quorum Quenching Is a Common Activity in Marine Bacteria by Analysis of Cultivable Bacteria and Metagenomic Sequences

I thought that some of you might be interested in this article. It’s interesting and there are a lot of seemingly good references and technical information. Abstract: The abundance of quorum quenching (QQ) activity was evaluated in cultivable bacteria obtained … Continue reading

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Chemical Ecology of Endophytic Fungi: Origins of Secondary Metabolites

Link: Journal: Chemistry & Biology Abstract: Endophytes constitute a remarkably multifarious group of microorganisms ubiquitous in plants and maintain an imperceptible association with their hosts for at least a part of their life cycle. Their enormous biological diversity coupled … Continue reading

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Mass Spectral Molecular Networking of Living Microbial Colonies

Mass_Spectral_Molecular Importance: Demonstrates the use of imaging mass spec on many standard media types that allows the characterization of microbial metabolites over space and time. Abstract: Integrating the governing chemistry with the genomics and phenotypes of microbial colonies has been … Continue reading

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