In simple terms: Earth microbial co-occurrence network reveals interconnection pattern across microbiomes

Abstract: Background: Microbial interactions shape the structure and function of microbial communities; microbial co-occurrence networks in specific environments have been widely developed to explore these complex systems, but their interconnection pattern across microbiomes in various environments at the global scale remains unexplored. Here, we have inferred an Earth microbial co-occurrence network from a communal catalog …

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Six months in China, or, Science in the Time of COVID-19

At this point I’m one third of the way through my postdoctoral fellowship. And, to be honest, while I think it’s been pretty derailed by the whole global pandemic, I suspect that the fallout would have been much larger if I was in Australia or still in China but at a less… esteemed university. Downtime …

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