Latest Environmental microbiology Stories
The microbial population in the air of the New York City subway system is nearly identical to that of ambient air on the city streets.
A new study looking at the types and transfer modes of microbes from the guts, tongues, foreheads and palms of 60 American families and their canines, has found that parents share more bacteria with family dogs than children.
Abnormal gut bacteria in premature babies can be found days before the onset of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).
Newcastle University scientists have revealed the mechanism that causes a slime to form, making bacteria hard to shift and resistant to antibiotics.
Important genetic clues about the history of a group of ancient microorganisms called archaea and the origins of life itself have been discovered by a team of researchers.
By studying a common marine bacterium, a team of international scientists may have found an important treatment for chronic sinusitis, a condition that plagues millions of people every year.
A new study led by Oregon State University reveals that the greatest battle in Earth's history has been going on for hundreds of millions of years. And the battle, which no one knew existed until now, is far from over.
Method of birth (vaginal birth s. cesarean delivery) and feeding practices (breastfeeding v. formula-feeding) influence the development of gut bacteria in newborns and thus may affect lifelong health.
In their natural environment bacteria develop by forming communities of micro-organisms called biofilms that afford them greater resistance.
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