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Sponge bacteria, a chemical factory

Sponges are unique beings: they are invertebrates that live in symbiosis with sometimes hundreds of different types of bacteria; similar to lichens which are a biocoenosis of algae and fungi. "Put simply, ...

Jan 29, 2014 4.8 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast

A digital test for toxic genes

Like little factories, cells metabolize raw materials and convert them into chemical compounds. Biotechnologists take advantage of this ability, using microorganisms to produce pharmaceuticals and biofuels. ...

Jan 29, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Biosynthesis captured in motion

(Phys.org) —Chemists have caught molecules in the act of biosynthesis revealing an animated view of how a fundamental piece of cellular machinery operates. The system they observed, a critical metabolic ...

Dec 23, 2013 4.4 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast