News tagged with bacterial species

Sweet as can be: How E. coli gets ahead

Scientists at the University of York have discovered how certain bacteria such as Escherichia coli have evolved to capture rare sugars from their environment giving them an evolutionary advantage in naturally competitive enviro ...

Nov 12, 2009 not rated yet 0

How probiotics can prevent disease

Using probiotics successfully against a number of animal diseases has helped scientists from University College Cork, Ireland to understand some of the ways in which they work, which could lead to them using probiotics to ...

Apr 02, 2009 5 / 5 (2) 0

Reversing ecology reveals ancient environments

From hair color to the ancestral line of parasitic bacteria, scientists can glean a lot from genes. But imagine if genes also revealed where you lived or who you spent time with. It turns out they do, if you know where and ...

Feb 25, 2009 5 / 5 (1) 0

Online collaboration identifies bacteria

A new website has been launched which allows scientists everywhere to collaborate on the identification of bacterial strains. This new resource, described in the open access journal BMC Biology, provides a portal for electr ...

Feb 19, 2009 not rated yet 0