Microbiology News


First detailed microscopy evidence of bacteria at the lower size limit of life

Scientists have captured the first detailed microscopy images of ultra-small bacteria that are believed to be about as small as life can get. The research was led by scientists from the U.S. ...

Fri 27 Feb 15 from Phys.org

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Beetle RNA makes crops a noxious meal

When beetles munch plants bearing their RNA, genes the bugs need to survive are turned off.

Thu 26 Feb 15 from ScienceNews

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A taxi ride to starch granules

Plant scientists at ETH have discovered a specific protein that significantly influences the formation of starch in plant cells. The findings may be useful in the food and packaging industries.

Thu 26 Feb 15 from Phys.org

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Researchers discover new clues for treatment of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Researchers at the University of Georgia have identified a previously unknown process that many bacteria, including those that cause disease in humans, use to survive. Their discovery could ...

Wed 25 Feb 15 from Medical Xpress

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Key genes for symbiosis between mycorrhiza fungi and trees evolved several times

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Tue 24 Feb 15 from Phys.org

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Garlic extract could help cystic fibrosis patients fight infection

A chemical found in garlic can kill bacteria that cause life-threatening lung infections in people with cystic fibrosis, research suggests.

Tue 24 Feb 15 from Medical Xpress

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Bacteria connect to each other and exchange nutrients

It is well-known that bacteria can support each others' growth and exchange nutrients. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, and their colleagues at the ...

Mon 23 Feb 15 from Phys.org

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Mapping lizard venom makes it possible to develop new drugs

Lizards and other reptiles are not normally considered venomous, but a number of lizard species actually do produce and use venom. The most classic venomous lizard is no doubt the gila monster ...

Tue 24 Feb 15 from Phys.org

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Antibiotics give rise to new communities of harmful bacteria

Most people have taken an antibiotic to treat a bacterial infection. Now researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of San Diego, La Jolla, reveal that ...

Mon 23 Feb 15 from Phys.org

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Host influences bacterial metabolism

Bacteria are masters in adapting to their environment. This adaptability contributes to the bacteria's survival inside their host. Researchers at the Vetmeduni Vienna now demonstrated that the ...

Fri 20 Feb 15 from Phys.org

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