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The genus Serratia revisited by genomics

Merlino, C. P. Bartolomeo Bizio’s letter to the most eminent priest, Angelo Bellani, concerning the phenomenon of the red-colored polenta [translated from the Italian]. J. Bacteriol. 9, 527–543 (1924). Grimont, P. A. D. & Dulong de Rosnay, H. L. C. Numerical study of 60 strains of Serratia. J. Gen. Microbiol….

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The evolutionary origin of host association in the Rickettsiales

Salje, J. Cells within cells: Rickettsiales and the obligate intracellular bacterial lifestyle. Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 19, 375–390 (2021). CAS  PubMed  Article  Google Scholar  Wang, S. & Luo, H. Dating Alphaproteobacteria evolution with eukaryotic fossils. Nat. Commun. 12, 3324 (2021). CAS  PubMed  PubMed Central  Article  Google Scholar  Strassert, J. F. H.,…

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Frontiers | Machine Learning and Deep Learning Applications in Metagenomic Taxonomy and Functional Annotation

Introduction The study of the microbial environments has benefited from the sequencing revolution, where technology improvement decreased the DNA sequencing cost and increased the number of sequenced nucleic bases. For approximately 20 years (depending on how we define the term metagenomics), it has allowed the decryption of the microbial composition…

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Efficient way of mapping UniProt IDs to representative UniRef90 IDs?

You can do this directly on UniProt: www.uniprot.org/uploadlists/ Just paste or upload your list of UniProt IDs, and select “UniProtKB AC/ID” in the “From” field and “UniParc” in the “To” field I’ve also written a script, pasted below, that can do this with some useful options: $ uniprot_map.pl -h uniprot_map.pl…

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Using AnnoTree to Get More Assignments, Faster, in DIAMOND+MEGAN Microbiome Analysis

INTRODUCTION Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has revolutionized many areas of biological research (1, 2), providing ever-more data at an ever-decreasing cost. One such area is microbiome research, the study of microbes in their theater of activity using metagenomic sequencing (3). Here, deep short-read sequencing, and improving performance of long-read sequencing, are…

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Bioinformatics script using Python/Biopython/Clustalw using stdout to iterate over a directory of proteins

What exactly is the error you are seeing? You shouldn’t set sys.sterr and sys.stdout to string values (the clustalw_cline() function returns the clustal stderr and stdout as strings), as you won’t be able to write anything to stdout from python. I tried to clean up and correct your code below….

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Integrating cultivation and metagenomics for a multi-kingdom view of skin microbiome diversity and functions

1. Oh, J. et al. Biogeography and individuality shape function in the human skin metagenome. Nature 514, 59–64 (2014). 2. Byrd, A. L., Belkaid, Y. & Segre, J. A. The human skin microbiome. Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 16, 143–155 (2018). CAS  PubMed  Google Scholar  3. Oh, J. et al. Temporal stability…

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Towards the biogeography of prokaryotic genes

1. Sunagawa, S. et al. Structure and function of the global ocean microbiome. Science 348, 1261359 (2015). PubMed  Google Scholar  2. Zou, Y. et al. 1,520 reference genomes from cultivated human gut bacteria enable functional microbiome analyses. Nat. Biotechnol. 37, 179–185 (2019). CAS  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar  3. Mohammad,…

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What is the best tool to recover nitrogen cycling genes from an annotated assembly?

What is the best tool to recover nitrogen cycling genes from an annotated assembly? 0 I have annotated metagenomic assemblies and am wanting to recover genes involved in the nitrogen cycle. I have identified three tools to help me do this but I unsure how to go about selecting them…

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Transitional genomes and nutritional role reversals identified for dual symbionts of adelgids (Aphidoidea: Adelgidae)

1. Szathmáry E, Smith JM. The major evolutionary transitions. Nature 1995;374:227–32. PubMed  Google Scholar  2. West SA, Fisher RM, Gardner A, Kiers ET. Major evolutionary transitions in individuality. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2015;112:10112–9. CAS  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar  3. Moran NA. The coevolution of bacterial endosymbionts and phloem-feeding…

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Comparative genomic analysis of Methanimicrococcus blatticola provides insights into host adaptation in archaea and the evolution of methanogenesis

1. Hackstein JH, Stumm CK. Methane production in terrestrial arthropods. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 1994;91:5441–5. CAS  PubMed  PubMed Central  Article  Google Scholar  2. Hackstein JHP, van Alen TA. Fecal methanogens and vertebrate evolution. Evolution. 1996;50:559–72. PubMed  Article  PubMed Central  Google Scholar  3. Borrel G, McCann A, Deane J, Neto…

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