News tagged with microbial communities

Small-scale soil studies provide big benefits

When it comes to studying microbial communities in soil, the smaller the sample, the better. Only by approaching the scale at which microbes interact and function, the micron scale, can scientists understand ...

dateFeb 24, 2012 in Environment
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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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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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Microbes answer more questions collectively

Studying whole microbial communities rather than individual micro-organisms could help scientists answer fundamental questions such as how ecosystems respond to climate change or pollution, says Dr Jack Gilbert writing in ...

dateMay 26, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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