News tagged with microbe

A new perspective on microbes

Most of us considered microbes little more than nasty germs before science recently began turning our view of the microbial world on its head. A "microbe" is a bacterium and any other organism too small to see with the naked ...

dateDec 06, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Super seeds promise better crops

South Australian research that improves wheat, pastures and other crop yields has sown the seeds for global distribution deals and a timely partnership with an innovative US agricultural technology company Indigo Ag Inc.

dateNov 29, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Looking for a city's DNA? Try its ATMs

Automated teller machine keypads in New York City have plenty of microbes but they're mostly from normal human skin, household surfaces or traces of food, according to a study published this week in mSphere, an open access ...

dateNov 16, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Study reveals corals' influence on reef microbes

As they grow, corals are bathed in a sea of marine microbes, such as bacteria, algae, and viruses. While these extremely abundant and tiny microorganisms influence coral communities in a variety of ways, a new study by researchers ...

dateOct 12, 2016 in Environment
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