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New Research Finds Flagella in the Terrestrial Roots of Marine Bacteria
Scientists have discovered flagella in an unexpected place: hot spring-dwelling bacteria. Research shows that flagella were lost in other forms of Chloroflexota that adapted to marine environments hundreds of millions of years ago
Sequencing Sphagnum Leads to Discovery of Sex Chromosomes
Boggy peatlands are primarily made up of sphagnum mosses. New research illuminates the significant role sex plays in how the moss grows, stores carbon and responds to stress.
Tracing the Evolution of Shiitake Mushrooms
Understanding Lentinula genomes and their evolution could provide strategies for converting plant waste into sugars for biofuel production. Additionally, these fungi play a role in the global carbon cycle.
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Genome Insider: Methane Makers in Yosemite’s Lakes
Meet researchers who sampled the microbial communities living in the mountaintop lakes of the Sierra Nevada mountains to see how climate change affects freshwater ecosystems, and how those ecosystems work.
Genome Insider: A Shrubbier Version of Rubber
Hear from the consortium working on understanding the guayule plant's genome, which could lead to an improved natural rubber plant.
Shedding Light on Diversity in the Deep Sea
Hydrothermal vents are too deep in the sea to get any sunlight, and yet they still support a unique array of microorganisms adapted to living in extreme conditions.Researchers studied microbial communities at these vents across five oceanic regions.
Data & Tools
geNomad: Rapidly identifying mobile genetic elements
geNomad builds on two standard techniques for identifying viruses and plasmids. It can identify millions of new viruses and plasmids quickly, even in massive datasets.
LISTEN: Natural Prodcast on the SMC
Check out the JGI Secondary Metabolism Collaboratory (SMC), a new data portal for natural product biosynthetic gene clusters and meet Prodcast cohost Jackie Winter.
iPHoP: A Matchmaker for Phages and their Hosts
Building on existing virus-host prediction approaches, a new tool combines and evaluates multiple predictions to reliably match viruses with their archaea and bacteria hosts.
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2024 awardees for JGI Community Science Program annual call
Learn about the 15 projects selected through the JGI's FY2024 Community Science Program Annual Call - and the investigators behind them.
JGI announces second round of 2023 New Investigator awardees
Learn about accepted proposals on novel research projects — aligned with DOE missions and from PIs who have not led any previously-accepted proposals.
Supercharging SIP in the Fungal Hyphosphere
Applying high-throughput stable isotope probing to the study of a particular fungi, researchers identified novel interactions between bacteria and the fungi.
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A Decade On: The JGI-UC Merced Genomics Internship Program
What started with 2 interns in the summer of 2014 has grown to 75 student alumni. Mentors, students and others gathered to reflect on the benefits of this partnership.
A Collaboration to Improve Plant Genome Annotations Across Species
The JGI Plant Gene Atlas is an updateable transcriptome resource spanning diverse plant species. The project spans 15 years and involves more than 17 research groups.
Busting the Unbreakable Lignin
Turns out anaerobic fungi are actually capable of naturally modifying lignin. A study with the first real irrefutable proof that lignin can be deconstructed without oxygen.
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September 1, 2023
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