Nature Microbiology


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Two intracellular and cell type-specific bacterial symbionts in the placozoan Trichoplax H2

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Gruber-Vodicka et al. (2019). Nature Microbiology 4 (9)
Names
“Grellia alia”
Abstract
AbstractPlacozoa is an enigmatic phylum of simple, microscopic, marine metazoans1,2. Although intracellular bacteria have been found in all members of this phylum, almost nothing is known about their identity, location and interactions with their host3–6. We used metagenomic and metatranscriptomic sequencing of single host individuals, plus metaproteomic and imaging analyses, to show that the placozoan Trichoplax sp. H2 lives in symbiosis with two intracellular bacteria. One symbiont forms an un

Differential depth distribution of microbial function and putative symbionts through sediment-hosted aquifers in the deep terrestrial subsurface

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Probst et al. (2018). Nature Microbiology 3 (3)
Names
“Moissliibacteriota” “Ratteibacteriota” “Saganiibacteriota” “Torokiibacteriota” “Altiarchaeota” “Altiarchaeia” “Altiarchaeales” “Altiarchaeaceae” “Altiarchaeum hamiconexum” “Altiarchaeum”
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AbstractAn enormous diversity of previously unknown bacteria and archaea has been discovered recently, yet their functional capacities and distributions in the terrestrial subsurface remain uncertain. Here, we continually sampled a CO2-driven geyser (Colorado Plateau, Utah, USA) over its 5-day eruption cycle to test the hypothesis that stratified, sandstone-hosted aquifers sampled over three phases of the eruption cycle have microbial communities that differ both in membership and function. Geno

A bacterial pioneer produces cellulase complexes that persist through community succession

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Kolinko et al. (2017). Nature Microbiology 3 (1)
Names
“Reconciliibacillus” “Reconciliibacillus cellulosivorans”
Abstract
AbstractCultivation of microbial consortia provides low-complexity communities that can serve as tractable models to understand community dynamics. Time-resolved metagenomics demonstrated that an aerobic cellulolytic consortium cultivated from compost exhibited community dynamics consistent with the definition of an endogenous heterotrophic succession. The genome of the proposed pioneer population, ‘Candidatus Reconcilibacillus cellulovorans’, possessed a gene cluster containing multidomain glyc

Recovery of nearly 8,000 metagenome-assembled genomes substantially expands the tree of life

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Parks et al. (2017). Nature Microbiology 2 (11)
Names
Binatus soli Ts Binatus
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AbstractChallenges in cultivating microorganisms have limited the phylogenetic diversity of currently available microbial genomes. This is being addressed by advances in sequencing throughput and computational techniques that allow for the cultivation-independent recovery of genomes from metagenomes. Here, we report the reconstruction of 7,903 bacterial and archaeal genomes from >1,500 public metagenomes. All genomes are estimated to be ≥50% complete and nearly half are ≥90% complete with ≤5%