Meets Thursdays, 2:30-3:30 PM, Lillie 103, unless otherwise stated

MBL Micro-Eco Discussion Group, Spring 2018


2/1– everybody read:

Roth-Schulze et al. (2016) Partitioning of functional and taxonomic diversity in surface-associated microbial communities. Environmental Microbiology 18(12):4391-4402.

2/ 8 – everybody read:

Lemay MA, Martone PT, Keeling PJ, Burt JM, Krumhansl KA, Sanders RD, and Parfrey LW (2017) Sympatric kelp species share a large portion of their surface bacterial colonies. Environmental Microbiology. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13993


2/15 & 22– everybody read:

Braus MJ, Graham LE, Whitman TL (2017) Spatiotemporal dynamics of the bacterial microbiota on lacustrine Cladophora glomerata (Chlorophyta). J. Phycol. 53: 1255 - 1262.


3/1 & 3/8- hands-on playing with microbiomes - of -macroalgae datasets (amplicon focus, MED), comparisons of results so far


3/22 & 29- Trichodesmium papers - microbiomes associated with puffs of marine cyanobacteria

Rouco M, Haley ST, and Dyhrman ST (2016) Microbial diversity within the Trichodesmium holobiont. Environmental Microbiology 18(12):5151-5160.

Frischkorn KR,Rouco M, Van Mooy BAS, Dyhrman ST (2017) Epibionts dominate metabolic functional potential of Trichodesmium colonies from teh oligotrophic ocean. ISME Journal 11:2090-2101.


4/5 - Revisiting Lemay et al. (2017) and the question - is there a core microbiome? (Data presentation, Jessica Mark Welch)


4/12 - Kbase workshop week!

Arkin et al. (2016) The DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase (Kbase). bioRxiv doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/096354


4/19 - Kbase redux. Example analysis, Aleksey Morozov

5/3 - Back to the "rumble"... does the species concept apply to bacteria and archaea? Do species "matter"?

Bobay L-M, Ochman H (2017) Biological species are universal across life's domains. Genome Biol. Evol. 9(3):491-501. doi:10.1093/gbe/evx026


5/10 - Full day Environmental Microbiomes Workshop, organized by The Microbiome Center (MBC, linking environmental microbiomes research at UChicago, MBL, and Argonne National Lab)


5/17 - From endosymbiosis to biotic interactions in the phycosphere