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In Hot Spring Microbial Mat, Viruses Ride “Piggyback”
In The ISME Journal, scientists have used sequencing methods for the first time to comprehensively characterize viral-host interactions.
Effects of Polar Light Cycle on Microbial Food Web
While microbial populations in other Antarctic lakes and the nearby Southern Ocean shift from phototrophs to archaea when sunlight becomes scant, Ace Lake’s bacteria instead go through a boom and bust cycle aligned with light availability.
Gene Expression: From On-Off Switch to Dial
Scientists have developed a more nuanced library approach to tuning gene expression in metabolic pathways, allowing researchers to identify variations of essential genes in metabolic networks that were missed using traditional approaches.
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Podcast: Xiaohan Yang on A Plantiful Future
Building off plant genomics collaborations between the JGI and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Xiaohan Yang envisions customizing plants for the benefit of human society.
Synthesizing Microbial Expansins with Unusual Activities
Expansin proteins from diverse microbes have potential uses in deconstructing lignocellulosic biomass for conversion to renewable biofuels, nanocellulosic fibers, and commodity biochemicals.
Pennycress – A Solution for Global Food Security, Renewable Energy and Ecosystem Benefits
Pennycress (Thlaspi arvense) is under development as a winter annual oilseed bioenergy crop. It could produce up to 3 billion gallons of seed oil annually while reducing soil erosion and fertilizer runoff.
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From Life at the Extremes to Editing Genomes
For the past few years, Jennifer Doudna's lab has partnered with JGI’s Microbiome Data Science group to mine the IMG/M system for novel Cas genes and CRISPR systems.
Accelerating Metagenomics Discoveries with Deep Learning
Notes from a workshop aimed at showcasing how researchers are utilizing deep learning to automatically generate insights from metagenomic data.
Computationally Classifying Fungal Lifestyles
Machine learning methods were applied on sequenced fungal genomes, generated in part through the 1000 Fungal Genomes Project, to classify them by lifestyles.
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Learn About the Approved 2021 Large-Scale CSP Proposals
A total of 27 proposals have been approved through JGI's annual Community Science Program (CSP) call. For the first time, 63 percent of the accepted proposals come from researchers who have not previously been a principal investigator on an approved JGI proposal.
How to Successfully Apply for a CSP Proposal
Reach out to JGI staff for feedback before submitting a proposal. Be sure to describe in detail what you will do with the data.
How to Target a Microbial Needle within a Community Haystack
Enabled by the JGI’s Emerging Technologies Opportunity Program, researchers have developed, tested and deployed a pipeline to first target cells from communities of uncultivated microbes, and then efficiently retrieve and characterize their genomes.
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Shattering Expectations: Novel Seed Dispersal Gene Found in Green Millet
In Nature Biotechnology, a very high quality reference Setaria viridis genome was sequenced, and for the first time in wild populations, a gene related to seed dispersal was identified.
The More the Merrier: Making the Case for Plant Pan-genomes
Crop breeders have harnessed polyploidy to increase fruit and flower size, and confer stress tolerance traits. Using a Brachypodium model system, researchers have sought to learn the origins, evolution and development of plant polyploids. The work recently appeared in Nature Communications.
Picking Up Threads of Cotton Genomics
High quality genomes of the five major cotton lineages are available for comparative analysis on JGI’s plant data portal Phytozome. “The goal has been for all this new cotton work, and even the original cotton project was to try to bring in molecular methods of breeding into cotton,” said JGI Plant Program head Jeremy Schmutz.
March 16, 2017