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2012-11-21 00:20:26

Scientists have engineered bacteria that are capable of sacrificing themselves for the good of the bacterial population. These altruistically inclined bacteria, which are described online in the journal Molecular Systems Biology, can be used to demonstrate the conditions where programmed cell death becomes a distinct advantage for the survival of the bacterial population. "We have used a synthetic biology approach to explicitly measure and test the adaptive advantage of programmed...

How Bacteria Came To Live Inside Insects
2012-11-16 11:50:16

University of Utah Symbiotic microbes' origin discovered after man impales hand on branch Two years ago, a 71-year-old Indiana man impaled his hand on a branch after cutting down a dead crab apple tree, causing an infection that led University of Utah scientists to discover a new bacterium and solve a mystery about how bacteria came to live inside insects. Because the new bacterial strain is easy to grow in the laboratory and is related to Sodalis, a genus of bacteria that lives...

2012-10-13 04:01:14

New results from tests performed by Consumers Union suggest that antibiotic resistant E. coli is present in more than half of all store-bought chicken. Concerned families scramble to protect themselves from bacteria with alternative treatment methods like NutraSilver Plus. Reno, NV (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 Test results submitted by Consumers Union have found that grocery store shelves are littered with contaminated chicken. Tests show that as much as two-thirds of grocery store chicken...

Canadian E. Coli Cases Double
2012-10-08 05:07:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The number of people who have fallen ill after consuming contaminated beef products originating from a Canadian plant has doubled, while revelations that the facility failed to follow its own safety protocols and questions regarding health officials' handling of the situation emerged over the weekend. According to Reuters reporter Rod Nickel, there were 10 confirmed illnesses in the case as of Saturday night, including three in...

Escherichia Coli under the microscope
2012-09-20 06:24:09

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Michigan State University researchers and colleagues from the University of Texas and the University of Calgary have documented the step-by-step process in which organisms evolve new functions. The study results are revealed through an in-depth, genomics-based analysis that decodes how E. coli bacteria figured out how to supplement a traditional diet of glucose with an extra course of citrate. “It´s pretty nifty to see...


Latest Escherichia coli Reference Libraries

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2011-04-18 21:37:33

Klebsiella pneumoniae is a Gram-negative, non-motile, encapsulated, lactose fermenting, facultative anaerobic, rod shaped bacterium found in the normal flora of the mouth, skin, and intestines. It is the most important member of the Klebsiella genus of Enterobacteriaceae. It is naturally occurring in soil and about 30% of strains can fix nitrogen in anaerobic conditions. Hans Christian Gram developed the technique now known as Gram staining in 1884 to discriminate between K. pneumoniae and...

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2011-04-15 14:54:29

Escherichia coli is a Gram-negative rod-shaped bacterium that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms. Most strains are harmless; however, some such as O157:H7 can cause food poisoning in humans and are often responsible for product recalls. The normal flora of the gut normally contains the harmless strains and often provide K2 to the body. They are not always confined to the intestine and have the ability to survive briefly outside of the body. It grows easily...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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