As Disease Batters Florida Reefs, Scientists and Community Fight Back
As Disease Batters Florida Reefs, Scientists and Community Fight Back
Stony coral tissue loss disease has already affected 80 percent of Florida’s coastal reef system. Now, a huge team of responders is working to slow its spread and prepare for future restoration efforts.
As Disease Batters Florida Reefs, Scientists and Community Fight Back
As Disease Batters Florida Reefs, Scientists and Community Fight Back

Stony coral tissue loss disease has already affected 80 percent of Florida’s coastal reef system. Now, a huge team of responders is working to slow its spread and prepare for future restoration efforts.

Stony coral tissue loss disease has already affected 80 percent of Florida’s coastal reef system. Now, a huge team of responders is working to slow its spread and prepare for future restoration efforts.

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Image of the Day: Gastric Colonies
Image of the Day: Gastric Colonies
Chia-Yi Hou | May 6, 2019
Scientists map the presence of Helicobacter pylori in the stomach of mice, showing where the bacteria colonize the gastric glands.
Not One, Not Two, But Three Fungi Present in Lichen
Not One, Not Two, But Three Fungi Present in Lichen
Kerry Grens | Jan 17, 2019
Scientists discover a third fungus that is widespread in lichens, but it’s not clear yet whether it’s a partner in the algal-fungal symbiosis or a bystander.
Signs of Ancient Microbial Life Questioned
Signs of Ancient Microbial Life Questioned
Abby Olena | Oct 17, 2018
New findings cast doubt on previous claims that structures found preserved in rocks in Greenland are stromatolites, but the original authors say the discrepancy lies in different samples.
Rotem Sorek Searches for Bacteria’s Defenses Against Viruses
Rotem Sorek Searches for Bacteria’s Defenses Against Viruses
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
Using his expertise in microbiology and bioinformatics, he is bringing a new understanding to microbial immune systems.
Life Thrives Within the Earth’s Crust
Life Thrives Within the Earth’s Crust
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2018
From journeys into mines to explorations of volcanoes on the ocean floor, deep voyages reveal the richness of the planet’s deep biosphere.
Oldest Evidence of Terrestrial Life on a Young Earth
Oldest Evidence of Terrestrial Life on a Young Earth
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 23, 2018
Microbes were living on land as early as 3.22 billion years ago, fossilized rocks show, 500 million years earlier than previously documented.
Image of the Day: Agar Art
Image of the Day: Agar Art
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 30, 2018
The American Society for Microbiology held its 4th contest for images created from microorganisms feeding on agar. 
Mitochondria’s Bacterial Origins Upended
Mitochondria’s Bacterial Origins Upended
Shawna Williams | Apr 25, 2018
Contrary to some hypotheses, the organelles did not descend from any known lineage of Alphaproteobacteria, researchers find.
Fossilized Brains Called into Question, Might be Microbes
Fossilized Brains Called into Question, Might be Microbes
Abby Olena | Apr 11, 2018
Authors of a new study suggest that 520-million-year-old structures, previously identified as the brains of ancient arthropods, are instead preserved microbial biofilms.