News tagged with microbial communities

Microbe efficiencies could make better fuel cells

(PhysOrg.com) -- Like mutual back-scratching, two common bacteria involved in what was thought to be only a marginally important relationship actually help each other thrive when grown together in bioreactors, ...

Jun 10, 2011
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Brewery waste microbes could make biofuels

(PhysOrg.com) -- Anyone cracking open a cold beer is probably not considering the wastewater left over after the beer was brewed. But for Cornell researchers, that vinegary effluent is a scientific playground ...

Feb 25, 2011
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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 ...

Feb 20, 2011
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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 ...

Nov 16, 2010
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