News tagged with microbial communities

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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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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