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Toxic E. Coli Fares Better Than Its Benign Counterparts
2013-06-13 16:13:48

According to the scientists report in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology, E. coli that produce a particular toxin are able to fend off predators and survive longer in lake water than their more benign counterparts.

2013-05-21 23:24:16

Research presented at the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting shows that PathoGenetix Genome Sequence Scanning (GSS) technology could be used to reliably differentiate and strain


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • 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.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.