News tagged with microbial communities

The world's oldest water?

New evidence bolsters the notion that deep saline groundwaters in South Africa's Witwatersrand Basin may have remained isolated for many thousands, perhaps even millions, of years. The study, recently accepted for publication ...

dateFeb 20, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Sequenced genomes make good neighbors

(PhysOrg.com) -- To study the proteomes of organisms, a first step often involves using sequenced genomes in conjunction with mass spectrometric measurements for global protein identifications. But, how do ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Biotechnology
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You are not what you eat

The types of gut bacteria that populate the guts of primates depend on the species of the host as well as where the host lives and what they eat. A study led by Howard Ochman at Yale University examines the gut microbial ...

dateNov 16, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Bacteria keep tabs on state of oil field

The ups and downs of the bacteria in an oil field provide a useful source of information for keeping tabs on the state of the oil field itself. In theory, this process known as 'biomonitoring' can increase the yield from ...

dateOct 07, 2010 in Biochemistry
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