News tagged with bacterial species

House-sharing with microbes

Household dust contains up to 1000 different species of microbes, with tens of millions of individual bacterial cells in each gram. And these are just the ones that can be grown in the lab!

dateSep 09, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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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 ...

dateNov 12, 2009 in Biochemistry
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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 ...

dateApr 02, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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