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As a key part of our ongoing research activities, we regularly publish articles in peer-reviewed scientific and medical journals, in addition to book chapters and full books. We invite you to browse through these articles, and we look forward to your questions and comments!

Babies, pets and house dust

Published: March 16th, 2014

Revised: March 16th, 2014

THE BACTERIA that line our gut influence our digestion, risk of disease, and even our behaviour. But if you thought that these bacteria were just personal, think again. We not only share these gut bugs with the people and animals around us, we also exchange them with the dust in our homes.

First report on the molecular identification of the phytoplasma associated with a lethal yellowing-type disease of coconut palms in Côte d’Ivoire

Published: August 8th, 2013

Revised: November 3rd, 2013

JLK Konan, K Allou, HA Diallo, DS Yao, B Koua, N Kouassi, R Benabid, R Michelutti, JA Scott, Y Arocha-Rosete. 2013. First report on the molecular identification of the phytoplasma associated with a lethal yellowing-type disease of coconut palms in Côte d’Ivoire. New Disease Reports 28(3). doi: 10.5197/j.2044-0588.2013.028.003.

Endotoxin in concentrated coarse and fine ambient particles induces acute systemic inflammation in controlled human exposures

Published: July 26th, 2013

Revised: October 27th, 2013

B Behbod, B Urch, M Speck, JA Scott, L Liu, R Poon, B Coull, J Schwartz, P Koutrakis, F Silverman, DR Gold. 2013. Endotoxin in concentrated coarse and fine ambient particles induces acute systemic inflammation in controlled human exposures. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2013-101498.

Towards a unified paradigm for sequence-based identification of Fungi

Published: July 17th, 2013

Revised: October 27th, 2013

Kõljalg U, Nilsson H, Abarenkov K, Larsson K-H, Tedersoo L, Bahram M, Bates S, Bengtsson-Palme J, Bruns T, Douglas B, Drenkhan T, Eberhardt U, Esteban MPM, Grebenc T, Grelet G, Griffith G, Hartmann M, Kirk P, Kohout P, Larsson E, Lindahl B, Lucking R, Matheny PB, Miettinen O, Nguyen N, Niskanen T, O’Callaghan T, Oja J, Peay K, Peintner U, Peterson M, Põldmaa K, Saag L, Saar I, Schuessler A, Scott JA, Senés C, Smith M, Stajich J, Suija A, Taylor A, Taylor L, Weiß M. 2013. Towards a unified paradigm for sequence-based identification of Fungi. Molecular Ecology doi: 10.1111/mec.12481.

A new exposure metric for traffic-related air pollution? an analysis of determinants of hopanes in settled indoor house dust

Published: June 19th, 2013

Revised: October 27th, 2013

Sbihi H , Brook JR, Allen RW, Curran JH, Dell S, Mandhane P, Scott JA, Sears MR, Subbarao P, Takaro TK, Turvey SE, Wheeler AJ, Brauer M. 2013. A new exposure metric for traffic-related air pollution? An analysis of determinants of hopanes in settled indoor house dust. Environmental Health 12:48 doi: 10.1186/1476-069X-12-48.