FEMS Microbiology Ecology
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Many marine habitats, such as the surface and tissues of marine invertebrates, including corals, harbour diverse populations of microorganisms, which are thought to play a role in the health of their hosts and influence mutualistic and competitive interactions. Investigating the presence and stability of quorum sensing (QS) in these ecosystems may shed light on the roles and control of these bacterial communities.
Despite their importance for ecosystem functioning, little is known about the composition of active marine bacterioplankton communities. Hence, this study was focused on assessing the diversity of these communities in the southern North Sea and examining the impact of a phytoplankton spring bloom on the ambient bacterioplankton community. Community composition in and outside the bloom was assessed in 14 samples by pyrosequencing-based analysis of 16S rRNA gene amplicons generated from environmental RNA. The data set comprised of 211 769 16S rRNA gene sequences. Proteobacteria were the predominant phylogenetic group with Alphaproteobacteria and Gammaproteobacteria as the most abundant classes. Actinobacteria and Bacteroidetes were identified in minor abundances.
New Virtual Issue Available Now
Guest Editor Julian R. Marchesi, has collated a selection of articles looking at the Gut Microbiome in our latest Virtual Issue, which is online now.
This month's MiniReview continues the topic of the Gut Microbiome, and is available free to read now:
Gut microbiota-based translational biomarkers to prevent metabolic syndrome via nutritional modulation
Shuiming Xiao, Liping Zhao
To mark the 14th International Conference on Pseudomonas held in Lausanne in September 2013, FEMS is publishing a Virtual Thematic Issue across four FEMS journals: FEMS Microbiology Letters, FEMS Microbiology Reviews, Pathogens and Disease, and FEMS Microbiology Ecology.
Pseudomonas Editorial by Dieter Haas
Chief Editor's Choice
Cell density-dependent oligopeptide production in cyanobacterial strains
Daniel A. Pereira and Alessandra Giani
Cell density may affect production of microcystin and other oligopeptides in Cyanobacteria: is this an evidence of quorum sensing in blooms?
Virtual and Thematic Issues
Special Virtual Issue - FEMS Microbiology Ecology meets FEMS Microbiology Reviews
FEMS Microbiology Ecology has compiled a Virtual Issue that cross-links with the May 2013 Thematic Issue of FEMS Microbiology Reviews on Molecular Insights into Environmental Microbes. We have selected key papers from the archives of FEMS Microbiology Ecology to complement the topics of the review articles that reflect on the activity of microbes, ranging from life in symbiosis, commensalism, and syntrophy to life in soil, lakes and oceans.
Molecular Insights into Environmental Microbes
Special Virtual issue, May 2013
Click on the links below to view a selection of thematic issues published in FEMS Microbiology Ecology:
Polar and Alpine Microbiology
Ecology and Metagenomics of Soil Microorganisms