Berkeley Lab

Metabolizing Data in the Cloud

ENIGMA researchers at Scripps Research Institute have developed tools with available data to enable microbial and environmental research. ENIGMA’s XCMS Online systems biology data processing and the METLIN database represent a successful model of how community oriented cloud-computing can be implemented on a global scale. This free, cloud-based platform provides users with processing tools, data streaming, […]

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Uranium binding complex a potential tool for environmental sequestration of uranium

Widespread uranium contamination from industrial sources poses hazards to human health and the environment.  ENIGMA researchers from University of Georgia and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab identified a highly abundant uranium-binding complex (UBC) from Pelosinus sp. strain UFO1.  The complex makes up the primary protein component of the S-layer of strain UFO1 and binds 3.3 atoms of […]

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Comparative metagenomics reveals impact of contaminants on groundwater microbiomes

Significant portions of natural groundwater reserves have been contaminated due to anthropogenic activities that result from by-products of industry, agricultural runoff, and human/animal waste. The contamination at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Integrated Field Research Challenge (OR-IFRC) includes radionuclides (e.g., uranium and technetium), nitrate, sulfide, and volatile organic compounds due to nuclear weapon […]

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Differences in diversity between extraction techniques

ENIGMA researchers at University of Tennessee Knoxville examined differences in diversity between extraction techniques. Lipid/DNA co-extraction from one sample is attractive in limiting biases associated with microbial community analysis from separate extractions. We sought to enhance established co-extraction methods and use high-throughput 16S rRNA sequencing to identify preferentially extracted taxa from co-extracted DNA. Co-extraction results […]

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Desulfovibrio – Methanococcus Co-Evolution

Krona Website →

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DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase

DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase Website →
ENIGMA data stored at KBase →

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MicrobesOnline

MicrobesOnline Website →

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Gaggle

Gaggle Website →

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