cyanobacteria
Image of the Day: Multiple Choice
Image of the Day: Multiple Choice
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 19, 2018
Photosynthesis can happen in more than one way.  
Bright Lights and Bacteria Treat Rats’ Heart Attacks
Bright Lights and Bacteria Treat Rats’ Heart Attacks
Ruth Williams | Jun 14, 2017
Injecting photosynthetic microbes into oxygen-starved heart tissue can improve cardiac function in rodents. 
Sugar Time
Sugar Time
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2016
Metabolic activity, not light, drives the circadian clock in cyanobacteria.
Sighted Microbes
Sighted Microbes
Catherine Offord | Feb 10, 2016
Photosynthetic cyanobacteria sense light in much the same way as a human eyeball, scientists show.
Circadian Clock Transplant
Circadian Clock Transplant
Ruth Williams | Jun 12, 2015
Scientists establish a functional circadian rhythm in bacteria that don’t possess one naturally.
Sea Otter’s Scourge
Sea Otter’s Scourge
Nsikan Akpan | May 1, 2014
A hidden toxin stalks marine mammals off the coast of California and kills dogs and cats farther inland.
Dog’s Worst Friend
Dog’s Worst Friend
Nsikan Akpan | May 1, 2014
US dogs face a deadly threat from algae-spawned toxins lurking in lakes, but there may be an antidote.
Week in Review: April 21–25
Week in Review: April 21–25
Tracy Vence | Apr 25, 2014
Evolution of Y chromosome; delivering gene with “bionic ears”; diversity of an important cyanobacterium; charting genome-sequencing progress; blockbuster pharma deals
Microbe’s Diversity Is Vast, Ancient
Microbe’s Diversity Is Vast, Ancient
Kerry Grens | Apr 24, 2014
A marine cyanobacterium possesses astounding genomic diversity, yet still organizes into distinct subpopulations that have likely persisted for ages.
Microbes Expel Swarms of Vesicles
Microbes Expel Swarms of Vesicles
Kerry Grens | Jan 10, 2014
Scientists present the first evidence that marine cyanobacteria release vesicles—billions and billions of vesicles.