Latest Archaea Stories
According to roadside signs, the number of burgers served has eclipsed the billion mark, while the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) will now serve up trillions of nucleotides of information from scores of newly-selected projects geared to feed the data-hungry worldwide research community.
Scientists call it LUCA, the Last Universal Common Ancestor, but they don't know much about this great-grandparent of all living things.
Understanding the flow and processing of carbon in the world's oceans, which cover 70 percent of Earth's surface, is central to understanding global climate cycles, with many questions remaining unanswered.
Billions of years ago, an astounding evolutionary event occurred: certain bacteria became obliged to live inside other cells, thus starting a chain of events that resulted in what is now the mitochondria, an organelle found in all eukaryotic cells.
Prospecting for new and unusual cellulose-digesting enzymes for biofuels production.
In order to realize the full potential of advanced biofuels that are derived from non-food sources of lignocellulosic biomassâ€”e.g., agricultural, forestry, and municipal waste, and crops such as poplar, switchgrass and miscanthusâ€”new technologies that can efficiently and cost-effectively break down this biomass into simple sugars are required.
Life on Earth would be impossible, without the metabolic capacities of the smallest of all living forms, the Bacteria and the Archaea.
A new study reveals that a group of ancient enzymes adapted to substantial changes in ocean temperature and acidity during the last four billion years.
In any battle, sizing up one's opponent is a critical first step.
Lowly bacteria are turning out to be much more complex than previously thought.
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