News tagged with microorganisms

New methane organisms discovered

Textbooks on methane-metabolising organisms might have to be rewritten after researchers in a University of Queensland-led international project today (23 October) announced the discovery of two new organisms.

dateOct 23, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Introducing the single-cell maze runner

In a paper appearing in Scientific Reports today, the motion of micro-organisms as they swim through various types of fluid channels show "quite strange and new" responses for single cell organisms, including the performance ...

dateAug 19, 2015 in General Physics
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Stopping a soil-borne fungus using charcoal

They are a staple in billions of people's diet worldwide, but a soil-borne fungus is threatening the health of tomato plants. Scientists are using novel techniques to understand the relationship between the disease and the ...

dateSep 16, 2015 in Ecology
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Nitrogen loss in soils unearthed

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have challenged the current understanding about which microorganisms carry out important nitrogen transformations in semi-arid agricultural soils.

dateJul 31, 2015 in Environment
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