Thousands of novel biosynthetic pathways throughout the global oceans

A new Nature paper by Paoli et al (Sunagawa Lab) describes the diversity and biogeography of microbial-derived metabolic capabilities throughout the global oceans. As little is known about the vast metabolic potential of the global ocean microbiome, the team mined…

New paper in Science from Guillermo, Ahmed and team!

A new paper from Guillermo Dominguez-Huerta and Ahmed Zayed entitled “Diversity and ecological footprint of Global Ocean RNA viruses” has just been published in Science. If the previous study in Zayed et al. (2022) was about the taxonomic and evolutionary consequences…

New paper in Science from Ahmed, James, Guillermo and team!

A new paper from Ahmed Zayed, James Wainaina, and Guillermo Dominguez-Huerta titled “Cryptic and abundant marine viruses at the evolutionary origins of Earth’s RNA virome” has just been published in the journal Science. In this work, Ahmed and colleagues bring…

New paper: Viral Tag & Grow: a scalable method to capture & characterize virus-host pairs with flow cytometry and plating

A new research article from Dr. Ho Bin Jang (a former postdoc in the Sullivan Lab), describes an improved laboratory method, ‘Viral Tag and Grow’, that enables high-throughput capture and characterization of virus-host pairs. This entails using a host bacterium…