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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.
Soil Virus Offers Insight into Maintaining Microorganisms
Through a collaborative effort, researchers have identified a protein in soil viruses that may promote soil health.
Streamlining Regulon Identification in Bacteria
Regulons are a group of genes that can be turned on or off by the same regulatory protein. RIViT-seq technology could speed up associating transcription factors with their target genes.
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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.
Mapping Switchgrass Traits with Common Gardens
The combination of field data and genetic information has allowed researchers to associate climate adaptations with switchgrass biology.
Data & Tools
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.
Silver Age of GOLD Introduces New Features
The Genomes OnLine Database makes curated microbiome metadata that follows community standards freely available and enables large-scale comparative genomics analysis initiatives.
A Better Way to Find RNA Virus Needles in the Proverbial Database Haystacks
Researchers combed through more than 5,000 data sets of RNA sequences generated from diverse environmental samples around the world, resulting in a five-fold increase of RNA virus diversity.
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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.
Final Round of 2022 CSP Functional Genomics Awardees
Meet the final six researchers whose proposals were selected for the 2022 Community Science Program Functional Genomics call.
Tips for a Winning Community Science Program Proposal
In the Genome Insider podcast, tips to successfully avail of the JGI's proposal calls, many through the Community Science Program.
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Exploring Possibilities: 2022 JGI-UC Merced Interns
The 2022 UC Merced intern cohort share how their summer internship experiences have influenced their careers in science.
Using Team Science to Build Communities Around Data
As the data portals grow and evolve, the research communities further expand around them. But with two projects, communities are forming to generate high quality genomes to benefit researchers.
Cow Rumen and the Early Days of Metagenomics
Tracing a cow rumen dataset from the lab to material for a hands-on undergraduate research course at CSU-San Marcos that has since expanded into three other universities.
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April 3, 2018
Hal Alper, UT Austin
Hal Alper, UT Austin