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2009-07-09 13:45:00

Iron and manganese compounds, in addition to sulfate, may play an important role in converting methane to carbon dioxide and eventually carbonates in the Earth's oceans, according to a team of researchers looking at anaerobic sediments.

2009-06-23 10:18:07

Nickel, an important trace nutrient for the single cell organisms that produce methane, may be a useful isotopic marker to pinpoint the past origins of these methanogenic microbes, according to Penn State and University of Bristol, UK, researchers.

2009-05-28 14:32:15

U.S. scientists say they've discovered populations of the microbe Sulfolobus islandicus that can live in boiling acid are more diverse than thought. University of Illinois researchers in Champaign said they found the diversity of S.

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2009-05-27 11:23:28

Sulfolobus islandicus, a microbe that can live in boiling acid, is offering up its secrets to researchers hardy enough to capture it from the volcanic hot springs where it thrives.

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2009-03-30 11:18:08

A tiny microbe can take electricity and directly convert carbon dioxide and water to methane, producing a portable energy source with a potentially neutral carbon footprint, according to a team of Penn State engineers.

2009-02-04 15:08:45

Japanese scientists say they have made the world's first discovery of genes, in jigsaw-like pieces, taken from an archaean living in a hot spring. The Keio University researchers led by Professor Akio Kanai said their findings are expected to lead to an explanation of the origin and evolution of genes since archaeans, unicellular organisms, are one of the earliest forms of life on Earth. The researchers said they discovered combinations of 3 individual RNAs produced from separate genes can...

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2009-01-29 09:32:45

Taking a hint from the text comparison methods used to detect plagiarism in books, college papers and computer programs, University of California, Berkeley, researchers have developed an improved method for comparing whole genome sequences.

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2009-01-20 10:23:00

In terms of diversity and sheer numbers, the microbes occupying the human gut easily dwarf the billions of people inhabiting the Earth.

2009-01-15 14:35:55

Huge methane gas bursts on Mars appear to be caused by bacteria rather than volcanic activity, U.S.


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begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
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The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.