Advancing biology research
Narratives are interactive, dynamic, and persistent documents designed to make systems biology research transparent, collaborative, and reproducible. You can read, copy, and build on these Narratives, and then share your results with the research community. Below we highlight how scientists are using KBase in their research.
For a list of all tools in KBase, check out our App Catalog.
These Narratives represent computational experiments or reproducible publications. They capture data and analysis, along with commentary on why each steps was performed and what the results show. You can copy any Narrative to create your own version where you can rerun analyses with your own data, or even change the analyses.
This Narrative contains the final MAGs that were published in FEMS Microbiology Ecology by Andrew R. St. James and Ruth E. Richardson from Cornell University.
Members of the Ethylene-Response Factor (ERF) gene family encode transcription factors that are involved in various important developmental and physiological processes in plants. In this Narrative, KBase tools are used to discover and characterize ERF
KBase annotation and metabolic modeling pipelines were used to analyze a 13-species electrosynthetic community that captures electrons from a cathode and fixes carbon dioxide. Metabolic models of the predominant
Publications using KBase
Legume–microbiome interactions unlock mineral nutrients in regrowing tropical forests. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2021;118: e2022241118. doi:10.1073/pnas.2022241118
Metagenomes and Assembled Genomes from Diarrhea-Affected Cattle (Bos taurus). Newton ILG, editor. Microbiol Resour Announc. 2021;10: e01411-20, /mra/10/7/MRA.01411-20.atom. doi:10.1128/MRA.01411-20
Metagenome Assembly and Metagenome-Assembled Genome Sequences from the Rhizosphere of Maize Plants in Mafikeng, South Africa. Stewart FJ, editor. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 2021;10: e00954-20, /mra/10/8/MRA.00954-20.atom. doi:10.1128/MRA.00954-20
The following collaborative projects are supported by the Department of Energy’s Science Focus Areas (SFAs). The combined research efforts of these collaborations span more than 90 people across 7 national laboratories, 17 universities, and 2 DOE User Facilities.
Studying lignocellulosic biomass and how it can be used to generate renewable biofuels is the focus of this SFA, located at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
Bacterial-fungal interactions within the soil are the focus of this SFA, located at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).
The ENIGMA SFA is located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and strives to understand the relationship between molecules, microbes, communities, and the ecosystems they inhabit.
The first of two SFAs located at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), the Biofuels SFA is focused on the community systems biology of microbial consortia that are closely associated with bioenergy-relevant plants and algae.
Also located at LLNL, the Soil Microbiome SFA studies soil metagenomes to uncover the mechanisms of the critical role that microbes play in the carbon cycle within the soil.
The KBase project paper
The KBase project paper details the unique features and infrastructure of the KBase platform, and illustrates how two scientists might use KBase to perform collaborative systems biology analysis, resulting in a reproducible, interactive Narrative for publication.