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May 12, 2015 — Contrary to what you will read in textbooks, the cell wall of anammox bacteria contains the structural molecule peptidoglycan after all, concludes a group of microbiologists. Ever since their ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — The kwongan is a type of bushland that is only found in South-West Australia and is exceptionally rich in terms of biodiversity, despite existing on some of the most infertile soils in the world. Its ... read more

New Research Sheds Light on How Popular Probiotic Benefits the Gut

Apr. 16, 2015 — The gut bacteria Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG has a reputation as a helpful microbe. Now, researchers have come up with an explanation for why. It appears that the bacteria may boost the activity of ... read more

Apr. 14, 2015 — A species of bone-eating worm that was believed to have evolved in conjunction with whales has been dated back to prehistoric times when it fed on the carcasses of giant marine ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — Researchers demonstrate how the motility structure of the unicellular archaea is fixed to the cell wall of archaea – a type of unicellular life form. In addition, the researchers demonstrated that ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — Changes to the Earth's oceans, caused by extreme volcanic activity, triggered the greatest extinction of all time, a study suggests. The amount of carbon added to the atmosphere that triggered ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — There is substantial genetic variation in nature for both long-term seasonal acclimation and short-term acclimation associated with rapid extreme weather events, a new study shows. While much of the ... read more

Apr. 8, 2015 — Bacteria found naturally on some bats may prove useful in controlling the deadly fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome, which has devastated bat populations throughout eastern North America and ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — New research has shed light on the complex challenge facing scientists battling one of the world's most devastating animal diseases. Chytrid fungus is thought to be behind the decline or ... read more

Mar. 31, 2015 — The endangered desert pupfish has made itself at home in the harsh, hot environment of Death Valley hot springs by using a surprising evolutionary adaptation: They can go for up to five hours without ... read more

Antibiotic Resistance Risk for Coastal Water Users in UK

Mar. 30, 2015 — Recreational users of coastal waters around the United Kingdom, such as swimmers and surfers, are at risk of exposure to antibiotic resistant bacteria, according to new research published this ... read more

Bacteria Can Use Magnetic Particles to Create a 'Natural Battery'

Mar. 26, 2015 — New research shows bacteria can use tiny magnetic particles to effectively create a 'natural battery.' According to new work, the bacteria can load electrons onto and discharge electrons ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — Many strange creatures live in the deep sea, but few are odder than archaea, primitive single-celled bacteria-like microorganisms. Archaea go to great lengths -- eating methane or breathing sulfur or ... read more

Seeps Are Microbial Hotspots, Homes to Cosmopolitan Microorganisms

Mar. 16, 2015 — A new study provides evidence that naturally occurring methane gas leaks in the sea floor are vital to the microbial diversity, and are highly diverse ... read more

Mar. 22, 2015 — Microbes may just be the next diet craze. Researchers have programmed bacteria to generate a molecule that, through normal metabolism, becomes a hunger-suppressing lipid. Mice that drank water laced ... read more

Mar. 18, 2015 — Bats are not as stereotyped when they hunt as previously believed. New research shows that these flying mammals are capable of making ultra-fast decisions about how to attack their prey -- or maybe ... read more

Mar. 16, 2015 — Bat activity was generally lower in street-lit areas than in dark locations with similar habitat, a study has found. The findings have important implications for conservation, overturning the ... read more

Mar. 12, 2015 — Unique proteins newly discovered in heat-loving bacteria are more than capable of attaching themselves to plant cellulose, possibly paving the way for more efficient methods of converting plant ... read more

Nature's Inbuilt Immune Defense Could Protect Industrial Bacteria from Viruses

Mar. 12, 2015 — Findings from a new study that set out to investigate the evolution of immune defenses could boost the development of industrial bacteria that are immune to specific viral ... read more

Secret of How Plants Regulate Their Vitamin C Production Revealed

Mar. 12, 2015 — In the regulation of vitamin C, it is the level of vitamin C itself in each plant cell that decides whether RNA turns into the protein which makes vitamin C, researchers have found. ... read more

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