Meets Thursdays, 2:30-3:30 PM, Candle House 104, unless otherwise stated

MBL Micro-Eco Discussion Group, Fall 2013


Sept. 19 -- Zoe Cardon



Sept. 26-- Elena Lopez Peredo

Innerebner G, Knief C, and Vorholt JA (2011) Protection of Arabidopsis thaliana against leaf-pathogenic Pseudomonas syringae by Sphingomonas strains in a controlled model system. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 77(10):3202 DOI 10.1128/AEM.00133-11

O'Keefe KJ, Silander OK, McCreery H, Weinreich DM, Wright KM, Chao L, Edwards SV, Remold SK, and Turner PE (2010). Geographic differences in sexual reassortment in RNA phage. Evolution 64-10: 3010–3023 doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2010.01040.x

Oct. 3 --

Oct. 10-- Imaging workshop and faculty meeting - no MicroEco


Oct. 17-- Marcie Marston (Roger Williams)

Marson MF et al. (2013) Marine cyanophages exhibit local and regional biogeography. Environmental Microbiology 15(5): 1452–1463. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12062

Marston, MF et al. (2012) Rapid diversification of coevolving marine Synechococcus and a virus. PNAS 109(12): 4544-4549.


Oct.24-- Mark Howison (Brown University)

Gives a sense of the phylogenomic approach:
Casey W. Dunn, Mark Howison, and Felipe Zapata. Agalma: an automated phylogenomics workflow

The original MG-RAST description:

Meyer F et al. (2008) The metagenomics RAST server – a public resource for the automatic phylogenetic and functional analysis of metagenomes. BMC Bioinformatics 9:386 doi:10.1186/1471-2105-9-386

And from the MG-RAST website:
Andreas Wilke et al. (2013) MG-RAST Technical report and manual for version 3.3.6 – rev. 1
**note** this is over 100 pages long! It's just FYI.

Oct. 31-- Continuing discussion with Mark Howison - lots to talk about!


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Nov. 7-- Jessica Mark Welch

Jessica will talk about a manuscript she is writing with Murat Eren and Sue Huse, focusing on human oral microbiome


Nov. 14-- Chris Algar

Chris will talk about work he's going to present at AGU in December.


Nov. 21 -- Julie Huber

Rinke, C. et al. (2013) Insights into the phylogeny and coding potential of microbial dark matter. Nature doi:10.1038/nature12352


Nov. 28 - Thanksgiving!


Dec. 5 -- Gretta Serres

Moran M.A. et al. (2013) Sizing up metatranscriptomics. The ISME Journal 7, 237–243