Mya Breitbart
University of South Florida
GeneGenomeMetagenomicsMarine bacteriophageVirologyEcologyGenomicsPhylogenetic treeVirusBacteriophageViral metagenomicsPopulationDNA sequencingBacteriaGeneticsDNAComputational biologyEvolutionary biologyBiologyMicrobiologyPhylogeneticsZoology
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#1Gareth TrublH-Index: 10
#2Kenneth M. StedmanH-Index: 23
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#1Makenzie Kerr (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 1
#2Mya Breitbart (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 67
Fish are an important resource worldwide and their management requires a combination of strategies, including the protection of spawning areas. However, the identification of fish early life stages, especially fish eggs, is challenging due to the lack of distinguishing morphological features. Here we present an outreach activity, named “DNA Detectives”, that allows students to discover the method of DNA barcoding, a technique used by scientists to determine which species of fish are spawning in ...
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#1Adriana González-Fernández (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 1
#2Erin M. Symonds (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 15
Last. Valerie J. Harwood (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 48
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Abstract Tropical coastal waters are understudied, despite their ecological and economic importance. They also reflect projected climate change scenarios, e.g., increased rainfall and water temperatures. We conducted an exploratory microbial water quality study at a tropical beach influenced by sewage-contaminated rivers, and tested the hypothesis that fecal microorganisms (fecal coliforms, enterococci, Clostridium perfringens, somatic and male-specific coliphages, pepper mild mottle virus (PMMo...
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#1Noah Yonas (USF: University of South Florida)
#2Paige Boleman (USF: University of South Florida)
Last. Mya Breitbart (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 67
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Vibrio natriegens is a naturally occurring marine bacterium that is emerging as a microbiological model system. Here, we describe Aquatic Killer 99 (AQKL99), a novel phage that infects Vibrio natriegens 14048. The genome of the phage is 58,464 bp long, has a GC content of 45.9%, and contains 51 protein-coding genes.
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#1Adrienne P. Hollister (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 1
#2Makenzie Kerr (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 1
Last. Kristen N. Buck (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 24
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#1Makenzie Kerr (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 1
#2Jeremy S. Browning (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 2
Last. Mya Breitbart (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 67
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#1Mart Krupovic (Pasteur Institute)H-Index: 59
#2Arvind Varsani (ASU: Arizona State University)H-Index: 63
Last. Eugene V. Koonin (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 218
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Eukaryotic single-stranded (ss) DNA viruses are classified into ten families (Table 1) but many remain 38 unclassified (1, 2).....
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#1Kema Malki (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 7
#1Kema Malki (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 3
Last. Mya Breitbart (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 67
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Aquifers, which are essential underground freshwater reservoirs worldwide, are understudied ecosystems that harbor diverse forms of microbial life. This study investigated the abundance and composition of prokaryotic and viral communities in the outflow of five springs across northern Florida, USA, as a proxy of microbial communities found in one of the most productive aquifers in the world, the Floridan aquifer. The average abundances of virus-like particles and prokaryotic cells were slightly ...
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#1Laura E. Timm (FIU: Florida International University)H-Index: 5
#2Heather D. Bracken-Grissom (FIU: Florida International University)H-Index: 15
Last. Heather Judkins (USFSP: University of South Florida St. Petersburg)H-Index: 8
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Abstract Despite the ecological importance of deep-sea cephalopods, little is known about their genetic diversity or population dynamics. The cephalopod species Cranchia scabra, Pyroteuthis margaritifera, and Vampyroteuthis infernalis are commonly collected in midwater samples from both the Gulf of Mexico and northwestern Atlantic Ocean but, despite their common appearance in trawls and important roles in marine food webs, no genetic studies of population connectivity exist for these species. He...
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#1Mya Breitbart (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 67
#2Kristen N. Buck (USF: University of South Florida)H-Index: 24
Last. Salvatore Caprara (USF: University of South Florida)
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