Alex Betts and EEC colleagues have published an article in PNAS, investigating patterns of coevolution of the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa with various phages. See also here, and here.
Betts, A., O. Kaltz, and M. E. Hochberg. 2014. Contrasted coevolutionary dynamics between a bacterial pathogen and its bacteriophages. Proceedings of the National Acadamy of Sciences [...]
EEC is currently hosting again Alexey Potekhin and Irina Nekrasova, for a collaboration with Oliver Kaltz.
Alexey and Irina are professors at the Dept. of Microbiology at St Petersburg State University. During their stay, they will investigate the ability of a newly found strain of the bacterial parasite Holospora karyophila to infect different species of the [...]
Oliver Kaltz contributed to a paper by Eike Dusi and colleagues, investigating the impact of an exclusively vertically transmitted parasite on temperature reaction norms of the freshwater protozoan Paramecium tetraurelia.
Dusi, E., S. Krenek, M. Schrallhammer, R. Sachse, G. Rauch, O. Kaltz, and T. U. Berendonk. 2014. Vertically transmitted symbiont reduces host fitness along temperature gradient. [...]
Oliver Kaltz and colleagues from Cambridge published an article in PloS ONE, fitting a model to experimental data of parasite epidemics in the Paramecium-Holospora system.
Lunn, D., R. J. Goudie, C. Wei, O. Kaltz, and O. Restif. 2013. Modelling the Dynamics of an Experimental Host-Pathogen Microcosm within a Hierarchical Bayesian Framework. PLoS ONE 8:e69775.
Bertrand Fournier published a paper in Molecular Ecology about the response of peatland testate amoebae to various hydrological conditions in a transplantation experiment.
Marcisz, K., B. Fournier, D. Gilbert, M. Lamentowicz, and E. D. Mitchell. 2014. Response of Sphagnum Peatland Testate Amoebae to a 1-Year Transplantation Experiment Along an Artificial Hydrological Gradient. Microbial Ecology:1-9.
Bertrand Fournier published a paper in Forensic Sience International on the potential of a group of soil protozoa as indicator of time since death in deciduous forests.
Szelecz, I., B. Fournier, C. Seppey, J. Amendt, and E. Mitchell. 2014. Can soil testate amoebae be used for estimating the time since death? A field experiment in [...]
Vincent Devictor, Nicolas Mouquet and collaborators have published a paper in Oikos where Ocean models are used to evaluation the exchange rates of organisms between communities in a marine Mediterranean coastal area; These were used to quantify the effects of realistic connectivity on local and regional polychaete community structure, and revealed that the environmental gradient, geographic distances. This [...]
Bertrand Fournier published a paper in Hydrology and Earth System Sciences on the variability of riparian soils and their importance for foodplain restoration.
Fournier B., Guenat C., Bullinger-Weber G., and Mitchell E.A.D. (2013). Spatio-temporal heterogeneity of riparian soil morphology in a restored floodplain. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 4031–4042.
Floodplains have been intensively altered in industrialized countries, but [...]
Clara Torres-Barceló published a review paper in Nature Reviews Genetics on hypothesis aiming to explain the evolutionary importance of stress-induced mutagenesis in bacteria.
MacLean RC, Torres-Barceló C., Moxon R.E. (2013). Evaluating evolutionary models of stress-induced mutagenesis in bacteria. Nature Reviews Genetics 14, 221-227.
Increased mutation rates under stress allow bacterial populations to adapt rapidly to stressors, including antibiotics. Here we evaluate [...]
Sonia Kéfi and colleagues published an article in Journal of Applied Ecology discussing how integrating two lines of research in ecology – biodiversity–ecosystem function (BDEF) and ecological resilience (ER) – may foster a deeper understanding of human-impacted ecosystems.
Tomimatsu, H., T. Sasaki, H. Kurokawa, J.R. Bridle, C. Fontaine, J. Kitano, D.B. Stouffer, M. Vellend, T.M. [...]