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Nitrate-reducers-on-different-C_light Selective carbon sources influence the end-products of microbial nitrate respiration - July 21, 2020-Carlson, H.K.; L.M. Lui, M.N. Price, A.E. Kazakov, A.V. Carr, J.V. Kuehl, T.K. Owens, T. Nielsen, A.P. Arkin, A.M. Deutschbauer (2020) Selective carbon sources influence the end-products of microbial nitrate respiration. International Society for Microbial Ecology Journal. [doi]:10.1038/s41396-020-0666-7 The world's population relies on nitrogen fertilizer to maintain productive agricultural ecosystems. However, as a consequence of industrial fertilizer use… READ MORE
Precisely-Quantifying-Ecological-Processes-in-Shaping-Subsurface-Communities Precisely Quantifying Ecological Processes in Shaping Subsurface Communities - October 20, 2019–ENIGMA researchers at University of Oklahoma have developed a general framework for quantitatively assessing ecological stochasticity. This general framework provides an effective and robust tool to ecologists for quantifying ecological stochasticity. This allows ENIGMA to move towards a more precise quantitative understanding of ecological processes shaping subsurface communities. The new index normalized stochasticity ratio (NST) showed high accuracy… READ MORE
fangchao song ENIGMA’s Fangchao Song is Berkley Lab SLAM Finalist! - October 18, 2019–Fanchao Song of Arkin Lab was selected to compete in Berkeley Lab "Early Career Scientist and Research SLAM." Here is his presentation from the SLAM "I am a Bubble Player," which was selected from a competitive field of 42 entries. This is the "3-minute-describe-your-work-in-layman-terms" challenge that Berkeley Lab is hosting for postdocs. Finalists receive coaching via "Making the… READ MORE
Leslie Day Sulfonate utilization by Desulfovibrio may expand ecological niches - September 18, 2019–Day, L.A.; K.B. De León, M.L. Kempher, J. Zhou, J.D. Wall (2019) Complete Genome Sequence of Desulfovibrio desulfuricans IC1, a Sulfonate-Respiring Anaerobe. Microbiology Resource Announcements. [doi]: 1128/MRA.00456-19 As part of ongoing work related to the 100-Well Survey of the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR) supported by ENIGMA, Leslie Day, an undergraduate student, has published a genome announcement for a strain… READ MORE
ENIGMA-publication-highlighted-by-DOE ENIGMA publication highlighted by DOE - July 3, 2019–https://www.energy.gov/science/ber/articles/microbes-retain-toxicity-tolerance-after-they-escape-toxic-elements. * Kothari A, Wu Y-W, Charrier M, Rajeev L, Rocha AM, Paradis CJ, Hazen TC, Singer SW, Mukhopadhyay A. (2019) Large Circular Plasmids from Groundwater Plasmidomes Span Multiple Incompatibility Groups and Are Enriched in Multimetal Resistance Genes. mBio. [doi]:1128/mBio.02899-18 ENIGMA runs an internal proposal call to encourage early-career scientists to develop risky and interesting ideas that may… READ MORE
ENIGMA teamwork is featured in Elements - June 24, 2019–A highly collaborative Discovery project combines two techniques BONCAT+FACS, (Bioorthogonal Non-Canonical Amino Acid Tagging, and Fluorescent Activated Cell Sorting), to detect individual active microbes in soil from our Oak Ridge Field Research Site in Tennessee. To find out more https://newscenter.lbl.gov/2019/06/24/new-microbial-research-technique/ Couradeau E.; J. Sasse, D. Goudeau, N. Nath, R. Chakraborty, T.C. Hazen, B.. Bowen, R.R. Malmstrom, T.R. Northen… READ MORE