News tagged with bacterial species

The hidden secrets of insect poop

Insect defecation may not seem like one of the pressing scientific inquiries of our time, but in fact the faeces of these wee creatures serves an extraordinary variety of functions in bug and human life.

dateAug 16, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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Many forks make light work

New insights into the control of DNA replication and cell division in Corynebacterium glutamicum, a biotechnologically important microorganism, could help to optimize the industrial production of amino acids.

dateJun 07, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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How bacteria hunt other bacteria

A bacterial species that hunts other bacteria has attracted great interest as a potential living antibiotic, but exactly how this predator tracks down its prey has not been clear. A study published March 28 in Biophysical ...

dateMar 28, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Bacterial strain diversity in the gut

What drives bacterial strain diversity in the gut? Although there are a number of possible explanations, a recent opinion piece published in TRENDs in Microbiology by Dr Pauline Scanlan, a Royal Society – Science Foundation ...

dateMar 28, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Digital microbes for munching yourself healthy

Hundreds of bacterial species live in the human gut, helping to digest food. The metabolic processes of these bacteria are not only tremendously important to human health – they are also tremendously complex. A research ...

dateNov 29, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Minimum dose with maximum effect

LMU researchers have shown that a defined set of 15 bacterial species protects mice from Salmonella infections as effectively as does the natural gut microbiota. The system will facilitate studies of host-pathogen interactions ...

dateNov 28, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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