Letters of Intent for the FICUS JGI-EMSL call are now being accepted!
Continuing the Natural Prodcast series on genome mining, guest Nadine Ziemert from the University of Tübingen on the evolution of secondary metabolite pathways as viewed through metagenome studies, and what more JGI and others can do to enable progress in this area of natural products.
The CheckV tool helps researchers to assess the completeness of virus genome sequences and complements a community effort to develop guidelines and best practices for defining virus data quality.
By bringing together publicly available algal genomes into one place, PhycoCosm allows users to easily compile data that answers what genes are present in which organisms, when are they expressed, and what they do.
Congratulations to the dozen JGI scientists recognized by Clarivate Analytics for being on the 2020 Highly Cited Researchers list!
Maize produces a family of compounds that protects it against infections — using surprisingly few enzymes. The Science Maize (Zea mays) produces a plethora of antibiotics called zealexins. Even though scientists have identified at least 15 zealexins, they suspect there are even more to find. Zealexins are produced in every corn variety and protect maize…
Tanja Woyke has been awarded the van Niel International Prize for Studies in Bacterial Systematics for the triennium 2017-2020 in recognition of her contributions made to the field.
In this Natural Prodcast podcast episode, Marnix Medema of Wageningen University and his collaborators have a fantastic set of software tools for exploring secondary metabolite biosynthetic gene clusters (BGCs).
The JGI Engagement Webinar held November 5, 2020 (video available with captions) spotlighted the metabolomic analysis capability available through the Community Science Program (CSP).
Comparing 135 fungal genome sequences, researchers looked at how multiple forest fungi have independently evolved to establish symbiotic relationships with plants, and particularly how fungi that feed on decaying plant matter have transitioned to the symbiotic lifestyle.