RCN EukHiTS is curating a variety of resources related to environmental studies of microbial eukaryotes
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Mendeley is a collaborative reference management tool that allows users to curate and share scientific publications. As part of RCN EukHiTS, we are currently managing a number of groups that amalgamate relevant journal articles. These groups are open (anyone can join with a free Mendeley account), and are regularly updated with new articles (group members can also add articles):
- Eukaryotic HTP Studies – Publications relevant to high-throughput environmental sequencing approaches focused on microbial eukaryotes. Articles will include any type of -Omic methods (marker gene amplicons, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, etc.), eukaryote-focused tools/pipelines, and review/opinion pieces.
- rRNA in Eukaryotes – Literature related to the ribosomal repeat array in eukaryotic genomes – variation in rRNA gene copy number, intragenomic polymorphisms, concerted evolution, transposable elements and their evolutionary and ecological implications.
- Environmental PCRs – primer sets and bias – Literature related to primer set usage and bias across all taxonomic groups (bacteria, archaea, fungi and microbial eukaryotes) – includes primer sets and methods focused on 16S, 18S, ITS, other rRNA, COI, and other marker genes used for environmental sequencing.
- eDNA in aquatic ecosystems – This group focuses on environmental DNA (eDNA) applications in aquatic ecosystems, include use of eDNA in bioassessment and environmental monitoring. Literature collection covers methods, analytical tools, and empirical studies (both basic and applied science).
Other networks and websites related to RCN EukHiTS:
- Wetlands Ecological Genomics Analysis Network (WEGAN) and the Biomonitoring 2.0 initiative, University of Guelph – aims at transforming wetlands science by employing advanced “big data” genomics tools to provide a comprehensive system-level analysis of wetland ecosystems.
- Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI) – Research Coordination Network focused on the subseafloor biosphere
- Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) – interdisciplinary research network focused on understanding all facets of the Earth’s deep carbon cycle, including reservoirs, fluxes and biological contributions
- Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC) – international community focused on defining standards for the descriptions and metadata associated with genomic datasets
- Genomic Observatories Network (GOs Network) – open membership organization with a long-term mission to build a network of global research sites for genomic biodiversity observations and monitoring
- National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) – NSF initiative to collect long-term, continental-scale data on terrestrial ecosystems. Specific research foci include the effects of climate change, land use change, and invasive species.
- Open Tree of Life – NSF-funded project building the first comprehensive, draft Tree of Life that includes all major taxonomic groups.
- International Research Coordination Network for Biodiversity of Ciliates (IRCN-BC) – aiming for international US-China collaborations, funded by jointly by the US National Science Foundation and the National Natural Science Foundation of China.