News tagged with soil bacteria

Students search the soil for new antibiotics

We're running out of effective antibiotics, and people are starting to die as a result. The problem is so acute that the World Health Organization has declared this week, Nov. 16-22, Antibiotics Awareness Week – but antibiotic ...

dateNov 20, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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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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Can pollution help trees fight infection?

Trees that can tolerate soil pollution are also better at defending themselves against pests and pathogens. "It looks like the very act of tolerating chemical pollution may give trees an advantage from biological invasion", ...

dateJun 29, 2015 in Ecology
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Team studies diversity among nitrogen-fixing plants

Researchers at Chapman University and Columbia University have published a study in Nature Plants this month, called "Diversity of nitrogen fixation strategies in Mediterranean legumes." The recently published research focuses ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Environment
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The winner doesn't always take all

Theoretically predicted and now demonstrated experimentally for the first time using soil bacteria: weaker organisms can prevail against stronger ones—if they are superior in number. This acts as a driving mechanism in ...

dateJun 11, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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