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Abby Olena | Mar 1, 2014
Fossilized structures suggest that mat-forming microbes have been around for almost 3.5 billion years.
A Wine Bacterium’s Proteome
Abby Olena | Feb 26, 2014
Scientists map the partial proteome of a common lactic acid bacterium.
How a Microbe Resists Its Own Antibiotics
Jef Akst | Feb 20, 2014
Researchers reveal the molecular mechanisms of
’s defense from its own antibiotics, which inhibit fatty acid synthesis in other microbes.
Jef Akst | Feb 3, 2014
Some 1,300 species of microbes, including some associated with allergies and lung disease, are adrift in Beijing’s thick smog.
Chris Palmer | Feb 1, 2014
Next-generation sequencing of the bacterial assemblages that inhabit a corpse throughout decomposition improve time-of-death estimates.
Tracy Vence | Feb 1, 2014
Formosan subterranean termites evade deadly pathogens by building nests lined with their own feces.
Self-Improvement Through the Ages
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2014
A 50,000-generation-long experiment shows that bacteria keep getting fitter.
Bacteria by Design
Jef Akst | Jan 30, 2014
A survey of bacteria in a University of Oregon building reveals that architecture influences the indoor microbiome.
Gut Microbes Prevent Locust Swarms
Jef Akst | Jan 15, 2014
Migratory locusts are less likely to aggregate into crop-devastating swarms when infected by the parasite
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.