(PhysOrg.com) -- In the long evolutionary road from bacteria to humans, a major milestone occurred some 1.5 billion years ago when microbes started building closets for all their stuff, storing DNA inside a nucleus, for example, ...
The 'sultan of slime': Biologist continues to be fascinated by organisms after nearly 70 years of study
(PhysOrg.com) -- Where others see dirt, John Bonner sees beauty. Where others see jumbled clumps, he sees highly sophisticated organization.
Scientists in France have isolated a new giant virus that lurks inside amoeba and whose gene pool includes genetic material from other species.
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cheaters may prosper in the short term, but over time they seem doomed to fail, at least in the microscopic world of amoebas where natural selection favors the noble.
A 22-year-old Orlando-area man is hospitalized after being infected with the same deadly amoeba that killed three boys in 2007, according to the Orange County, Fla., Health Department.
(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of researchers has determined key structural features of the largest known virus, findings that could help scientists studying how the simplest life evolved and whether the unusual virus ...