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If you've ever slipped on a slimy wet rock at the beach, you have bacteria to thank. Those bacteria, nestled in a supportive extracellular matrix, form bacterial biofilms—often slimy substances that cling to wet surfaces. For some marine organisms—like corals, sea urchins, and tubeworms—these biofilms serve a vital purpose, flagging suitable homes for such organisms and actually aiding the transformation of larvae to adults.
Anyone who's tried a weekend home improvement project knows that to do a job right, you've got to have the right tools.
Recently a research paper titled â€œExpanding the Diversity of Mycobacteriophages: Insights into Genome Architecture and Evolutionâ€ was published in PLoS ONE, a peer-reviewed online journal published by the Public Library of Science.
Members of a population of identical cells often "choose" different fates, even though they exist in identical conditions.
U.S. university researchers say they've uncovered clues from a virus quirk that may lead to new ways to kill E.
In another step to decipher information in the human genome, scientists have discovered the location and sequence of over 10,000 DNA regions that function as genetic on-off switches, or "promoters" in human fibroblasts.
By comparing 140 sequenced bacterial genomes, researchers have uncovered a system for regulating genes essential to bacterial replication - and they did it solely by computer keystrokes and mouse clicks.
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.