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The Genome Insider podcast presents research by Gary Trubl, a virologist at Lawrence Livermore National Lab. He’s using bioinformatics and isotopes to track how viruses in the thawing arctic influence the flow of soil carbon. JGI is a user facility of the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science and located at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, CA.
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Check out a teaser of the Joint Genome Institute’s Natural Prodcast, a podcast hosted by Dan Udwary about the science and scientists of secondary metabolism.
A sneak peek of JGI’s Genome Insider podcast with this audio teaser, featuring Gary Trubl, a virologist at Lawrence Livermore National Lab. He answers the question: What sound does a peatland make?
JGI’s Tanja Woyke has been elected to the American Academy of Microbiology, joining 67 other new Fellows in the Class of 2020. Fellows are selected based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology.
If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, so the adage goes, it must be a duck. But if the duck gets infected by a virus so that it no longer looks or quacks like one, is it still a duck? For a team led by researchers from The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan studying how virus infections cause significant metabolic changes in marine microbes, the answer is no. They refer to the infected microbial cells as virocells, a change in name which reflects the metabolic changes they’ve undergone.
JGI researchers are sharing their expertise in environmental genomics by writing for the column Genome Watch in Nature Reviews Microbiology. In 2018. Tanja Woyke, who leads the Microbial Program at the JGI, received a message from Andrea Du Toit, senior editor for Nature Reviews Microbiology, with an unusual opportunity: would JGI researchers consider regularly writing for the magazine’s column Genome Watch?
JGI-led team significantly expands the global diversity of large and giant viruses. While the microbes in a single drop of water could outnumber a small city’s population, the number of viruses in the same drop—the vast majority not harmful to humans could be even larger. Viruses infect bacteria, archaea and eukaryotes, and they range in…