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A metagenomic study of marine sediments from a hydrothermal vent field in the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge revealed wider diversity amongst members of the phylum Chlamydiae than was previously known. Unlike known chlamydiae, some of the newly described marine-sediment species may be potentially free-living.
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Name: Current biology : CB
The bacterial phylum Chlamydiae is so far composed of obligate symbionts of eukaryotic hosts. Well known for Chlamydiaceae, pathogens of humans and other animals, Chlamydiae also include so-called env...
The past decades have witnessed significant progress in discovery and characterize cytosolic DNA sensing and signaling, especially the understanding of the stimulator of interferon genes (STING). This...
Predator-prey relationships belong to the most important and well-studied ecological interactions in nature. Understanding the underlying mechanisms is important to predict community dynamics and to e...
Dental caries is a cariogenic bacteria-mediated, fermentable carbohydrate-driven dynamic disease. The new ecological hypothesis for dentin caries suggests that an alteration in the microbial community...
We performed a seroepidemiologic study of sera from children in Brooklyn, New York, before and after the implementation of prenatal chlamydial screening almost 20% of children aged ≤10 years in the ...
Guided by the idea of combining disease differentiation with syndrome differentiation in traditional Chinese medicine, this study used the form of questionnaire to summarize the changes of...
The effect of microbial exposure on healthy human subjects will be investigated. Changes in cytokine and IgE and vaccine response will be measured. The hypothesis is that microbial exposur...
The hypothesis of the investigators is that patients with septic shock in ICU have acute intestinal insufficiency favoring subclinical microbial translocation, which is the consequence of ...
It has been widely accepted that a split of the deep temporal fascia occurs approximately 2 to 3 cm above the zygomatic arch, named the superficial and deep layers. The deep layer of the d...
The primary purpose is to improve and quicken the microbial diagnosis in severe infections, since only one third of the cases are documented by blood cultures and adequate anti-infective t...
An unverified animal or humanoid, sometimes supernatural, often believed to be real and described in MYTHOLOGY, FOLKLORE, or legends. Some legendary creatures, such as the unicorn, were documented in scholarly antiquarian accounts of natural history.
The interdisciplinary science that studies evolutionary biology, including the origin and evolution of the major elements required for life, their processing in the interstellar medium and in protostellar systems. This field also includes the study of chemical evolution and the subsequent interactions between evolving biota and planetary evolution as well as the field of biology that deals with the study of extraterrestrial life.
Evolution at the molecular level of DNA sequences and proteins. (Rieger et al., Glossary of Genetics: Classical and Molecular, 5th ed)
The techniques used to produce molecules exhibiting properties that conform to the demands of the experimenter. These techniques combine methods of generating structural changes with methods of selection. They are also used to examine proposed mechanisms of evolution under in vitro selection conditions.
Enumeration by direct count of viable, isolated bacterial, archaeal, or fungal CELLS or SPORES capable of growth on solid CULTURE MEDIA. Each colony (i.e., microbial colony-forming unit) represents the progeny of a single cell in the original inoculum. The method is used routinely by environmental microbiologists for quantifying organisms in AIR; FOOD; and WATER; by clinicians for measuring patients' microbial load; and in antimicrobial drug testing.