News tagged with amoeba

Plague bacteria take refuge in amoebae

Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes bubonic plague, can survive within the ubiquitous soil protozoan, the amoeba, by producing proteins that protect against the latter microbe's digestion. The research is published ...

dateApr 28, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Tiny vampires

Vampires are real, and they've been around for millions of years. At least, the amoebae variety has. So suggests new research from UC Santa Barbara paleobiologist Susannah Porter.

dateMay 26, 2016 in Archaeology & Fossils
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