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2010-02-25 15:21:42

Marine scientists long believed that a microbe called Trichodesmium, a member of a group called the cyanobacteria, reigned over the ocean's nitrogen budget.

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2010-02-21 13:26:55

In the microbial world, an unusual marine microorganism appears to have ditched several major metabolic pathways, leaving it with a remarkably reduced set of genes.

2010-01-14 20:07:45

It's not thinking in the way humans, dogs or even birds think, but new findings from researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, show that bacteria are more capable of complex decision-making than previously known.

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2009-12-14 07:36:19

An investigation by the University of Kansas' Adrian Melott and colleagues reveals a promising new method of detecting past comet strikes upon Earth and gauging their frequency.

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2009-11-20 08:25:07

Symbiosis between ants and bacteria explains how leaf-cutter ants dominate tropical environments.

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2009-11-02 13:40:00

Scientists including researchers from the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton and the University of Essex have discovered that interactions between iron supply, transported through the atmosphere from deserts, and large-scale oceanic circulation control the availability of a crucial nutrient, nitrogen, in the Atlantic.

2009-07-07 11:06:54

Biologists know that when plants battle for space, often the actual battle is for getting the nitrogen.

2009-06-23 09:34:05

An international collaboration of scientists has completed the genome sequencing of the Azotobacter vinelandii soil bacterium, U.S.

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2009-06-20 09:10:56

IFM-GEOMAR-biogeochemists feed Saharan dust to enigmatic fertilizer plankton.

2009-06-17 15:44:40

A collaboration of researchers, which includes scientists at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) and Virginia Tech, have completed the genome sequence of Azotobacter vinelandii, uncovering important genetic information that will contribute to a more complete understanding of the biology of this versatile, soil-living bacterium.


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  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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