News tagged with microbial communities

Unearthing cornerstones in root microbiomes

Like the tip of an iceberg, a plant sprouting from the soil barely hints at what lies beneath. At the nexus where roots and soil intersect are thriving microbial communities that play important roles in plant health and growth. ...

dateJul 16, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Koalas have a funny diet—do they have funny bacteria?

With their specialized diet of almost exclusively Eucalyptus leaves, do koalas require specialist microbes to help them digest their food? Scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) investigated ...

dateMay 13, 2015 in Ecology
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