March 7, 2014|
The gene behind a butterfly’s mimicry; the evolution of adipose fins; bacteria and bowel cancer; plants lacking plastid genomes
March 7, 2014|
March 3, 2014|
The development of serrated polyps depends on bacteria present in the gut, a mouse study shows.
March 1, 2014|
Researchers are using snowdrifts to artificially warm Arctic tundra during winter and finding that more carbon is released from the soil than plants can soak up from the atmosphere.
February 6, 2014|
Salmonella enterica can exploit a standard immune response in mice to promote its own growth.
February 3, 2014|
Some 1,300 species of microbes, including some associated with allergies and lung disease, are adrift in Beijing’s thick smog.
February 1, 2014|
Next-generation sequencing of the bacterial assemblages that inhabit a corpse throughout decomposition improve time-of-death estimates.
January 30, 2014|
A survey of bacteria in a University of Oregon building reveals that architecture influences the indoor microbiome.
January 24, 2014|
Mistimed sleep disrupts human transcriptome; canine tumor genome; de novo Drosophila genes; UVA light lowers blood pressure; aquatic microfauna fight frog-killing fungus
January 21, 2014|
A virus that causes blight in plants may contribute the catastrophic decline of honeybee colonies.
January 20, 2014|
Mature trees soak up more CO2 than younger ones, a study shows, overturning a bit of botanical dogma.