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Latest Microbial ecology Stories

2010-03-30 08:27:46

Microorganisms can indeed live in extreme environments, but the ones that do are highly adapted to survive and little else.

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2009-01-20 10:23:00

In terms of diversity and sheer numbers, the microbes occupying the human gut easily dwarf the billions of people inhabiting the Earth.

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2008-06-19 09:55:00

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.

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2007-07-24 16:40:00

Less than one percent of microbes living in the environment can be cultured in the laboratory – 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.


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zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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