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Wanted: Transcriptional Regulators

By Ruth Williams | August 1, 2016

Researchers have designed a screen to find unique molecules, called riboswitches, that determine whether transcription will proceed.

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Classic Example of Symbiosis Revised

By Kerry Grens | July 25, 2016

The partnering of an alga and a fungus to make lichen may be only two-thirds of the equation.

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Donor-Soil Microbes Drive Ecosystem Restoration

By Tracy Vence | July 11, 2016

Excavating existing topsoil and adding donor soil, researchers revitalized degraded farmland in the span of six years.

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A New Role for Marine Archaea

By Catherine Offord | July 1, 2016

Researchers discover acetogenesis in archaea, suggesting an important role for these little-studied organisms in generating organic carbon below the seafloor.

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Archaea’s Role in Carbon Cycle

By Catherine Offord | July 1, 2016

Bathyarchaeota undergo acetogenesis, generating organic carbon below the seafloor.

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Hot Off the Presses

By Bob Grant | July 1, 2016

The Scientist reviews Serendipity, Complexity, The Human Superorgasism, and Love and Ruin

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Marine Bacteria Share Carbon Assimilation Duties

By Catherine Offord | July 1, 2016

Taxonomic differences in bacterioplankton amino acid uptake

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Multicellular Cooperation Curbs Cheating

By Jenny Rood | July 1, 2016

An experimental evolution study shows that more cheaters arise when bread mold fungal cells are less related to one another.

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Your Office Has a Distinct Microbiome

By Amanda B. Keener | July 1, 2016

Researchers detail the major factors shaping the microbiomes that surround us while we work.

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Dethroning E. coli?

By Alison F. Takemura | June 23, 2016

Some scientists hope to replace microbiology’s workhorse bacterium with fast-growing Vibrio natriegens.

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