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The Molecular Tree of Life Changes How We See, Teach Microbial
Diversity. Microbe 3:15-20
Pace, N.R. 2008.
1. In what ways do microbiologists determine the relationships between microbes?
2. What is the difference between determinat
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Giovannoni. S. 2011. Many Challenges to Classifying Microbial Species.
Stephen Giovannoni is, perhaps, eminently qualified to address the challenge
to classifying microbial species. In the 1990s he and his students at Ore
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Huse and Whiteley. 2011. 4-Quinolones: Smart Phones of the Microbial World.
Chem. Rev. 111: 152159
Taking the creative meme a tad far, Huse and Whiteley use the smart phone
as a molecular analogy for quorum sensing. What they do is to provi
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Budding, AE. The Dienes Phenomenon: Competition and Territoriality in
Swarming Proteus mirabilis. J. Bact. 191: 38923900
Behavior is how organisms physically act in response to environmental stimuli. For
example, chemotaxis is demonstrated
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Raes and Bork. Molecular eco-systems biology: towards an
understanding of community function. Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 6:693699. 2008.
1. Define what is meant by a systems approach.
a. Studies of complex systems of molecules and their
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Christner et al., 2014. A microbial ecosystem beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.
Nature 512: 310-313.
This is a very recent paper regarding the ecosystem ecology of an environment on
Earth that has not been previously studied because it
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Travis ER, NC Brice, SJ Rosser. 2008. Short term exposure to elevated trinitrotoluene
concentrations induced structural and functional changes in the soil bacterial community.
Environ. Poll. 153: 432-439.
1. Why might specific communities o
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Bailey, J.K. 2011. From genes to ecosystems: a genetic basis to ecosystem
services. Popul Ecol 53:47-52.
Community ecology describes the interactions of all organisms living in a
location at a given time. It also elucidates the factors that
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Hatfull. 2008. Bacteriophage Genomics. Current Opinion in Microbiology. 11:447-453
This is a brief review; one of many reviews written by Graham Hatfull. The
author began the phage hunters program of which BYU is a part. This article
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Shao, MF et al. Sulfur-driven autotrophic denitrification: diversity,
biochemistry, and engineering applications. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol
Are you getting the picture that cycling the essential elements of life are
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McArthur, JV. 2006. Fundamentals of Microbial Population Ecology. In
Microbial Ecology, An Evolutionary Approach. Academic Press. pp 131-148.
Biology only really makes sense in light of evolution. This chapter serves as an
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Canfield DE et al. 2010. The Evolution and Future of Earths Nitrogen Cycle.
This review article is an exceptionally short one, given the amount of
material that is available on the topic of the nitrogen cycle. That reaso