Genome Data Enable Capture of Elusive Microbes
Genome Data Enable Capture of Elusive Microbes
Using reverse genetics, researchers create antibodies to reel in previously uncultured bacteria.
Genome Data Enable Capture of Elusive Microbes
Genome Data Enable Capture of Elusive Microbes

Using reverse genetics, researchers create antibodies to reel in previously uncultured bacteria.

Using reverse genetics, researchers create antibodies to reel in previously uncultured bacteria.

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Viruses Mediate Interactions Between Bacteria and Sponges: Study
Viruses Mediate Interactions Between Bacteria and Sponges: Study
Catherine Offord | Jan 13, 2020
A newly identified group of viruses may help suppress eukaryotes’ immune response and promote tolerance of endosymbiotic bacteria.
Infographic: Phage Protein Helps <em>E. coli</em> Evade Mouse Immune Cells
Infographic: Phage Protein Helps E. coli Evade Mouse Immune Cells
Catherine Offord | Jan 13, 2020
Researchers suggest the viruses can help endosymbiotic bacteria get along with their hosts.
Slideshow: Scads of Microbes Now Stored at Scripps
Slideshow: Scads of Microbes Now Stored at Scripps
Jef Akst | Jan 9, 2020
Take a peek at one of the biggest collections of bacteria and fungi in the world.
Scripps Acquires Pfizer&rsquo;s Massive Microbial Library
Scripps Acquires Pfizer’s Massive Microbial Library
Jef Akst | Jan 9, 2020
The East Coast campus of the research institute received shipments of freeze-dried or frozen samples of more than 210,000 microbial strains, which scientists plan to mine for potentially useful natural products.
Image of the Day: Inflamed Mouse Follicles
Image of the Day: Inflamed Mouse Follicles
Emily Makowski | Dec 16, 2019
Normal hair growth can lead to infection during cancer treatment.
How Worms Avoid Eating Bad Bacteria and Warn Their Offspring Too
How Worms Avoid Eating Bad Bacteria and Warn Their Offspring Too
Jef Akst | Dec 12, 2019
A small RNA in Pseudomonas triggers an avoidance response in C. elegans that can be passed on to the next generation, according to research presented at this week’s meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology.
Life Rides the Wind in the Desert
Life Rides the Wind in the Desert
Ashley Yeager | Dec 1, 2019
As the afternoon breezes blow harder in the Atacama Desert—a place so desolate it’s used as a model of Mars—more microbes move into its driest regions.
Lab-Evolved <em>E. coli</em> Consume Carbon Dioxide
Lab-Evolved E. coli Consume Carbon Dioxide
Emily Makowski | Nov 27, 2019
Bacteria that take in inorganic carbon could have applications in sustainable biofuels.
Image of the Day: Ochre Paint
Image of the Day: Ochre Paint
Emily Makowski | Nov 26, 2019
This ancient red pigment came from underwater.