News tagged with microbes

Evolution influenced by temporary microbes

Life on Earth often depends on symbiotic relationships between microbes and other forms of life. A new theory suggests that researchers should consider how symbiotic microbes can influence the evolution of life on Earth, ...

dateMay 24, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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LLNL biodetection system bound for space

A biological detection system developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists that has found more than a dozen applications soon will be used in tests reaching a new frontier—outer space.

dateApr 29, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Algae disrupt coral reefs' recycling

Coral reefs—the world's most productive and diverse marine ecosystems—rely on a masterful recycling program to stay healthy. The corals and algae that form the base of the reef's food web release a variety of nutrients ...

dateApr 25, 2016 in Environment
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Do gut microbes shape our evolution?

Scientists increasingly realize the importance of gut and other microbes to our health and well-being, but one UC Berkeley biologist is asking whether these microbes—our microbiota—might also have played a role in shaping ...

dateApr 21, 2016 in Evolution
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