News tagged with natural bacteria

Single gene lets bacteria jump from host to host

(PhysOrg.com) -- All life -- plants, animals, people -- depends on peaceful coexistence with a swarm of microbial life that performs vital services from helping to convert food to energy to protection from ...

Feb 01, 2009 5 / 5 (6) 0

Sponge bacteria, a chemical factory

Sponges are unique beings: they are invertebrates that live in symbiosis with sometimes hundreds of different types of bacteria; similar to lichens which are a biocoenosis of algae and fungi. "Put simply, ...

Jan 29, 2014 4.8 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast

Bacteria recycle broken DNA

Bacteria recycle broken DNA that bacteria can take up small as well as large pieces of old DNA from this scrapheap and include it in their own genome. This discovery may have major consequences – both in connection with ...

Nov 18, 2013 5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast