Latest Microbial population biology Stories
A study of the microbiome of the human nose provides clues to the cause of a chronic sinus condition and potential strategy for a cure.
NIH Human Microbiome Project finds patterns of microbial diversity, distributions earlier discovered in ocean ecosystems by scientists at MBL Woods Hole
Microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal tract form an intricate, living fabric made up of some 500 to 1000 distinct bacterial species, (in addition to other microbes).
Humans spend greater than 90 percent of their time indoors, but we're never alone there.
One of the greatest mysteries of evolutionary biology revolves around the question of how Earth’s original single-celled ancestors — the predecessors of all life on the planet — first made the critical transition to multicellularity.
For the first time, researchers have analyzed the multitude of microorganisms residing in the human gut as a complex, integrated biological system, rather than a set of separate species.
The types of gut bacteria that populate the guts of primates depend on the species of the host as well as where the host lives and what they eat.
Many countries now acknowledge the need to obtain their energy supply from renewable sources such as biomass.
Farming practices have a significant impact on the diversity of beneficial microbial fungi known to play important roles in crop productivity, soil recovery and maintenance of healthy ecosystems.