How Bacteria “Walk” Across a Surface
How Bacteria “Walk” Across a Surface
Scientists identify the coordinated sequence of pili movements that Pseudomonas aeruginosa use to move.
How Bacteria “Walk” Across a Surface
How Bacteria “Walk” Across a Surface

Scientists identify the coordinated sequence of pili movements that Pseudomonas aeruginosa use to move.

Scientists identify the coordinated sequence of pili movements that Pseudomonas aeruginosa use to move.

The Literature
Infographic: Microbial Moves
Infographic: Microbial Moves
Diana Kwon | Jun 1, 2019
Bacteria coordinate a pilus's movement based on touch.
Infographic: AI Predicts Post-CRISPR Repairs
Infographic: AI Predicts Post-CRISPR Repairs
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2019
Double-strand breaks can produce several different outcomes.
Could AI Make Gene Editing More Accurate?
Could AI Make Gene Editing More Accurate?
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2019
Machine learning algorithms predict the repairs made to DNA after Cas9 cuts.
Without This Enzyme, Insertions Thrive in the Yeast Genome
Without This Enzyme, Insertions Thrive in the Yeast Genome
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2019
A study underscores the importance of Dna2 in maintaining the integrity of the genetic code.
Primordial RNA May Have Contained Inosine
Primordial RNA May Have Contained Inosine
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2019
The discovery that the adenosine derivative aids self-replication adds weight to the theory that life on Earth originated from a mixture of RNA molecules.
Archaea CRISPR Systems Grab DNA Memories During Interspecies Mating
Archaea CRISPR Systems Grab DNA Memories During Interspecies Mating
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 1, 2019
When different archaeal species mate, their CRISPR systems interact in ways that may influence their evolution.
Molecules Found in Ginger Remodel the Microbiome
Molecules Found in Ginger Remodel the Microbiome
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 1, 2019
Small RNA-containing particles in ginger root are found to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria and alleviate colitis in mouse guts.
Infographic: How Ginger Remodels the Microbiome
Infographic: How Ginger Remodels the Microbiome
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 1, 2019
Small microRNA-containing particles found in the plant can boost populations of healthy gut bacteria, and even improve colitis symptoms in mice.
Bacteria Use Plants’ Trick to Take Their Iron
Bacteria Use Plants’ Trick to Take Their Iron
Ashley Yeager | Feb 1, 2019
Pathogens appear to steal the metal from plants using the erratic motion of microscopic particles.