News tagged with bacterial genome

Gonorrhea acquires a piece of human DNA

If a human cell and a bacterial cell met at a speed-dating event, they would never be expected to exchange phone numbers, much less genetic material. In more scientific terms, a direct transfer of DNA has never been recorded ...

Feb 14, 2011 5 / 5 (11) 6 | with audio podcast

When viruses infect bacteria

(PhysOrg.com) -- Viruses are the most abundant parasites on Earth. Well known viruses, such as the flu virus, attack human hosts, while viruses such as the tobacco mosaic virus infect plant hosts.

Jun 30, 2011 5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Biotech offers promise for producing fuel

Fuel may be a messy business now, as the oil spill fouling the Gulf reminds us. But it might not always have to be. Scientists envision facilities that churn out black gold by enlisting engineered bacteria, yeast and algae ...

Aug 09, 2010 4 / 5 (4) 0

Louse genetics offer clues on human migrations

A new genetic analysis of human lice from across the world sheds light on the global spread of these parasites, their potential for disease transmission and insecticide resistance. The results are published February 27 in ...

Feb 27, 2013 4.3 / 5 (3) 0