Microbiology News


Breath! Respiring microbes generate more energy

How do cells generate and use energy? This question might seem simple, but the answer is far from simple. Furthermore, knowing how microbial cell factories consume energy and how proteins are ...

Fri 23 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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Evolution designed by parasites

A new paper explores an overlooked aspect of the relationship between parasites and their hosts by systematically discussing the ways in which parasitic behavior manipulation may encourage the ...

18 hours ago from ScienceDaily

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Structure of protein nanoturbine revealed

Cells rely on protein complexes known as ATP synthases or ATPases for their energy needs. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) molecules power most of the processes sustaining life. Structural biologist ...

Thu 22 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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Adaptation to life inside cattle may be driving E. coli to develop harmful features

A large-scale study of the genetic differences and similarities among E. coli bacteria from cattle and humans indicates that features causing food poisoning in humans may continuously be emerging ...

Thu 22 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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Bacterial sex drives evolution of microbes to conquer and colonize the gut

Bacterial sex drives evolution of microbes to conquer and colonize the gut. This discovery constitutes a paradigm shift and opens the possibility to design phage-targeted therapies capable of ...

Thu 22 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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Decades-old puzzle of the ecology of soil animals solved

An international research team led by the University of Göttingen has deciphered the defence mechanism of filamentous fungi. Moulds are a preferred food source for small animals. As fungi cannot ...

Tue 20 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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Antibiotic Ineffective Against Citrus Greening: Study

Oxytetracycline, approved by the US government to combat citrus scourge, may not work--at least not as a spray.

Mon 19 Aug 19 from The Scientist

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Scientists uncover mystery of DNA methylation

All species mark their DNA with methyl groups. This is done to regulate gene expression, distinguish indigenous DNA from foreign DNA, or to mark old DNA strands during replication. Methylation ...

Mon 19 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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Researchers study the microbiome of ciliates

A microbiome is a community of microorganisms that inhabit an ecological niche. Microbiomes exist in environmental biotopes, for example, a water body or forest soil, as well as in living multicellular ...

Mon 19 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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Discovery provides path to pathogen-targeted antibiotics

"Take with food" is a common warning for people using antibiotics, but a discovery announced this week in the scientific journal Nature may create a path to more targeted drugs.

Fri 16 Aug 19 from Phys.org

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