Yeasts are physically hard to distinguish, and it is easy to think they are all the same. Metabolically, genetically and biochemically, however, yeasts are highly diverse. So far industry has only harnessed a fraction of ...
Aug 15, 2016 in Biotechnology
Environmental datasets help researchers double the number of microbial phyla known to be infected by viruses
The number of microbes in, on, and around the planet - on the order of a nonillion, or 1030 - is estimated to outnumber the stars in the Milky Way. Microbes are known to play crucial roles in regulating carbon fixation, as ...
Aug 17, 2016 in Biotechnology