Latest Microbial ecology Stories
Microorganisms can indeed live in extreme environments, but the ones that do are highly adapted to survive and little else.
In terms of diversity and sheer numbers, the microbes occupying the human gut easily dwarf the billions of people inhabiting the Earth.
A new study by Princeton University researchers shows for the first time that bacteria don't just react to changes in their surroundings -- they anticipate and prepare for them.
Less than one percent of microbes living in the environment can be cultured in the laboratory â€“ a big hindrance for researchers trying to identify microbes in extreme environments. But a new device may help identify microbes without having to culture them at all.