The ISME Journal TOP TEN

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  1. Exact sequence variants should replace operational taxonomic units in marker-gene data analysis open

    Benjamin J Callahan, Paul J McMurdie & Susan P Holmes

    doi:10.1038/ismej.2017.119

  2. Warming enhances old organic carbon decomposition through altering functional microbial communities open

    Lei Cheng, Naifang Zhang, Mengting Yuan, Jing Xiao, Yujia Qin, Ye Deng, Qichao Tu, Kai Xue, Joy D Van Nostrand, Liyou Wu, Zhili He, Xuhui Zhou, Mary Beth Leigh, Konstantinos T Konstantinidis, Edward AG Schuur, Yiqi Luo, James M Tiedje & Jizhong Zhou

    doi:10.1038/ismej.2017.48

  3. Cohesion: a method for quantifying the connectivity of microbial communities open

    Cristina M Herren & Katherine D McMahon

    doi:10.1038/ismej.2017.91

  4. A genomic perspective on stoichiometric regulation of soil carbon cycling open

    Wyatt H Hartman, Rongzhong Ye, William R Horwath & Susannah G Tringe

    doi:10.1038/ismej.2017.115

  5. Metagenomic binning of a marine sponge microbiome reveals unity in defense but metabolic specialization open

    Beate M Slaby, Thomas Hackl, Hannes Horn, Kristina Bayer & Ute Hentschel

    doi:10.1038/ismej.2017.101

  6. Potential for microbial H2 and metal transformations associated with novel bacteria and archaea in deep terrestrial subsurface sediments open

    Alex W Hernsdorf, Yuki Amano, Kazuya Miyakawa, Kotaro Ise, Yohey Suzuki, Karthik Anantharaman, Alexander Probst, David Burstein, Brian C Thomas & Jillian F Banfield

    doi:10.1038/ismej.2017.39

  7. Microbial survival strategies in ancient permafrost: insights from metagenomics open

    Rachel Mackelprang, Alexander Burkert, Monica Haw, Tara Mahendrarajah, Christopher H Conaway, Thomas A Douglas & Mark P Waldrop

    doi:10.1038/ismej.2017.93

  8. Ultra-high-throughput microbial community analysis on the Illumina HiSeq and MiSeq platforms open

    J Gregory Caporaso, Christian L Lauber, William A Walters, Donna Berg-Lyons, James Huntley, Noah Fierer, Sarah M Owens, Jason Betley, Louise Fraser, Markus Bauer, Niall Gormley, Jack A Gilbert, Geoff Smith & Rob Knight

    doi:10.1038/ismej.2012.8

  9. Uncultivated microbes in need of their own taxonomy

    Konstantinos T Konstantinidis, Ramon Rosselló-Móra & Rudolf Amann

    doi:10.1038/ismej.2017.113

  10. Unusual metabolic diversity of hyperalkaliphilic microbial communities associated with subterranean serpentinization at The Cedars

    Shino Suzuki, Shun'ichi Ishii, Tatsuhiko Hoshino, Amanda Rietze, Aaron Tenney, Penny L Morrill, Fumio Inagaki, J Gijs Kuenen & Kenneth H Nealson

    doi:10.1038/ismej.2017.111

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