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Latest Environmental microbiology Stories

2014-01-10 11:12:16

The human microbiome, the collection of trillions of microbes living in and on the human body, is not random, and scientists believe that it plays a role in many basic life processes.

2014-01-10 10:45:38

Marine cyanobacteria — tiny ocean plants that produce oxygen and make organic carbon using sunlight and CO2 — are primary engines of Earth's biogeochemical and nutrient cycles.

2014-01-08 17:19:59

UT Arlington researchers focusing on the Amazon recently found that widespread conversion from rainforest to pastureland has significant effects on microorganism communities that may lead to a reduction in the region’s role as a reservoir for greenhouse gas.

Sandstone Bacteria thrives on oil iron
2013-12-19 08:32:10

Able to withstand high heat, high salinity, low oxygen, utter darkness and pressures that would kill most other organisms, the bacteria Halomonas is a very hardy breed.

Domestic Dogs Offer Protection From Asthma And Infection: Study
2013-12-17 11:46:04

Previous research has shown that children who grow up in a house with a dog are less likely to develop severe allergies and now a new study from an American team of researchers has found that gut bacteria may play a role in that relationship.

2013-11-05 11:45:51

Transferring the gut microbes from a mouse with colon tumors to germ-free mice makes those mice prone to getting tumors as well.

2013-10-30 10:51:43

Most of us wouldn't consider bacteria a promising energy source of the future.

Methane Seeps Of The Deep Sea Are A Bacteria Feast For Lithodid Crabs
2013-10-08 09:54:33

The bottom of the deep sea is largely deserted. Oases occur for example at cold seeps where water transports dissolved elements from the seabed: Specialized microbes convert methane and sulfate from sea water to hydrogen sulfide releasing carbon dioxide.

Bacterium Found In Termite Guts Helps Make Wood A Nutritious Meal
2013-09-27 08:15:23

As termites eat wood, the small chunks they chew off are delivered to feed a community of unique microbes living in their guts. In a complex multi-step process, these microbes turn the hard, fibrous material of the wood into a nutritious meal for the termite host.


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