News tagged with microbial communities

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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Microbial societies do not like oligarchy

Bacteria and humans tend to live in highly diverse and complex communities. Most interestingly, bacteria and humans appear to prefer to live in a democracy. This is the basic message of the paper entitled "Initial community ...

dateMar 12, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Microbial 'signature' for sexual crimes

Bacterial communities living on an individual's pubic hairs could be used as a microbial 'signature' to trace their involvement in sexual assault cases, according to a study published in the open access journal Investigative Ge ...

dateDec 15, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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