Thank goodness I don't go through the whole pollen allergy thing - because around here right now, there's a layer of the stuff on everything. It makes you wonder what it's elemental composition is, and if it wasn't around, what ecosystems might collapse!
The Microbial Lab's mission moves forward - with the submission of two manuscripts over the past few days to the open access journal PLoS Pathogens. It was the first time that we have submitted to PLoS - and I'm looking forward to the fast turnaround for reviews. We wanted this work - focused on the genome and proteome of an emerging coral pathogen - to be published in an open access journal for easy accessibility to the broader coral research community. Now just cross your fingers and toes that the reviews go well - it was our 'first' genome and proteome (and we've become quite attached).
THE LIST was last updated on the last day in January 2010 - and then there was this much earlier update on 10 August 2009. Progress has indeed been made. The Microbial Lab's Life during Wartime continues on, and I must say that with 10 manuscripts either published or in review since early last summer, that getting an even dozen submitted within a year seems possible to me now. That will be the new goal of the Microbial Lab during this wartime year.
In the meantime, I might go out into the garden for awhile, with the pollen, and weed.
- work describing a coral pathogen and the role of motility (led by our collaborators in Israel): Published.
- work describing metabolites produced by a coral pathogen (led by local collaborators): Published.
- work describing genes involved in nutrient cycling in coral microbial communities: Published (and take a look at the journal cover photo).
- work describing the bacterial communities in the upper respiratory tract of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins: Published.
- work describing the phylogeny of a globally-distributed coral pathogen (collaborative with colleagues from Australia): Published.
- work validating the presence of a coral pathogen in the Caribbean and the pathogen's antimicrobial characteristics: Published.
- work describing a method to detect and quantify a coral pathogen in environmental samples: In Revision.
- work describing clinically-relevant bacteria and fungi in gastric, upper respiratory tract and fecal samples of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins: In Review.
- work describing the genome of a coral pathogen: In Review.
- work describing the proteome of a coral pathogen at two different temperatures: In Review.
- working describing the antimicrobial resistance and susceptibility profiles of coral-associated bacteria: In Preparation.
- work describing the toxicity of a nanoparticle to bacteria: In Preparation.
- manuscripts 8-12 are all close to submission - in addition to these 4 manuscripts, we have ~12 additional manuscripts where the data is collected, some writing has been done, but they are not close to submission (just yet!).