digital PCR, microbiology, ecology
Sponging Up Phosphorus
Sponging Up Phosphorus
Jenny Rood | Jul 1, 2015
Symbiotic bacteria in Caribbean reef sponges store polyphosphate granules, possibly explaining why phosphorous is so scarce in coral reef ecosystems.
Sold on Symbiosis
Sold on Symbiosis
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 1, 2015
A love of the ocean lured Nicole Dubilier into science; gutless sea worms and their nurturing bacterial symbionts keep her at the leading edge of marine microbiology.
The Sum of Our Parts
The Sum of Our Parts
Janice Dietert, Rodney Dietert | Jul 1, 2015
Putting the microbiome front and center in health care, in preventive strategies, and in health-risk assessments could stem the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases.
Ravenous Invasive Worm Now in U.S.
Ravenous Invasive Worm Now in U.S.
Bob Grant | Jun 25, 2015
Researchers have found the New Guinea flatworm, one of the world’s most invasive species, in Florida, putting native ecosystems at serious risk.
Touchy Feely
Touchy Feely
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2015
Physical contact helps determine who’s present among baboons’ gut bacteria.
WHO OKs Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
WHO OKs Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
Tracy Vence | May 27, 2015
World Health Organization officials endorse a global strategy to combat the spread of antibiotic resistance.
Model Predicts Zoonotic Hot Spots
Model Predicts Zoonotic Hot Spots
Kerry Grens | May 19, 2015
The midwestern U.S. and central Asia are at high risk for new disease outbreaks from pathogen-bearing rodents, according to a study.
Maturation of the Infant Microbiome
Maturation of the Infant Microbiome
Kerry Grens | May 13, 2015
Gut microbial communities from breastfed babies are slow to resemble adults’ microbiota.
Prokaryotic Microbes with Eukaryote-like Genes Found
Prokaryotic Microbes with Eukaryote-like Genes Found
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | May 6, 2015
Deep-sea microbes possess hallmarks of eukaryotic cells, hinting at a common ancestor for archaea and eukaryotes.
Climate Change Speeds Extinctions
Climate Change Speeds Extinctions
Kerry Grens | May 3, 2015
Species die-offs are expected to accelerate as greenhouse gases accumulate, according to a meta-analysis.