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Bacteria Trade Genes

By | October 1, 2013

Extremophiles living in Antarctica’s salty Deep Lake exchange genes much more often than previously observed in nature.


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Gardener's Delight

By | October 1, 2013

See the complex symbiosis going on between fungus, ants, and bacteria within a leafcutter anthill.

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Microbes May Help Solve Mysteries

By | September 25, 2013

The microbial community composition of a corpse could indicate how long the person has been dead, according to a study on decomposing mice.


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Expeditious TB Tests

By | September 10, 2013

New rapid tests for extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis appear highly accurate.


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Genome Digest

By | September 9, 2013

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes  


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Microbial Fuel Factories

By | September 1, 2013

An archaeon takes the first steps toward making a liquid fuel from carbon dioxide and hydrogen gas.


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Bacterial Quid Pro Quo

By | August 19, 2013

Pseudomonas aeruginosa gather swarming speed at the expense of their ability to form biofilms in an experimental evolution setup.


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Behavior Brief

By | August 5, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research


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Gene Expression Flags Fever Source

By | July 16, 2013

Constructing transcriptional profiles from the blood of children with fevers can help determine whether the cause is viral or bacterial.


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Microbial Diversity

By | July 14, 2013

By sequencing bacterial and archaeal genomes from single cells, scientists have filled in many uncharted branches of the tree of life.


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