database, microbiology
Image of the Day: Friendly Neighbors?
Image of the Day: Friendly Neighbors?
The Scientist Staff | Aug 29, 2014
These comma-shape bacteria (Vibrio tasmaniensis) cultured from sand produce iron compounds that promote the growth of other bacteria.
Subglacial Ecosystem
Subglacial Ecosystem
Jef Akst | Aug 22, 2014
Samples from an Antarctic lake 800 meters below the ice reveal an abundance of microbial life.
Viral Demise of an Algal Bloom
Viral Demise of an Algal Bloom
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 21, 2014
Marine viruses may be key players in the death of massive algal blooms that emerge in the ocean, a study shows.
Microbes in a Tar Pit
Microbes in a Tar Pit
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 8, 2014
Microdroplets of water in a natural asphalt lake are home to active microbial life, a study shows.
Metagenomics Mash-Up
Metagenomics Mash-Up
Kelly Rae Chi | Aug 1, 2014
A tour of the newest software and strategies for analyzing microbial and viral communities
Small Packages
Small Packages
Mary Beth Aberlin | Aug 1, 2014
When proverbs come true
The Body’s Ecosystem
The Body’s Ecosystem
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2014
Research on the human microbiome is booming, and scientists have moved from simply taking stock of gut flora to understanding the influence of microbes throughout the body.
Abundant, Widespread Virus Discovered
Abundant, Widespread Virus Discovered
Jef Akst | Jul 29, 2014
Scientists identify a bacteriophage that is highly abundant in the gut bacteria of people around the world.
Week in Review: July 21–25
Week in Review: July 21–25
Tracy Vence | Jul 25, 2014
Blood-based Alzheimer’s diagnostics; CRISPR cuts out HIV; Leishmania and the sand fly microbiome; deconstructing the lionfish science fair debacle
“Mucho” Ado About Nothing?
“Mucho” Ado About Nothing?
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 15, 2014
Linking a mold identified in a sample of recalled yogurt to consumer-reported illnesses may be premature, scientists say.