New mechanisms of 'social networking' in bacteria

Bacteria have traditionally been viewed as solitary organisms that "hang out on their own," says molecular biologist Kevin Griffith of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. However, scientists now realize that in fact, ...

Seasonal seaweed highlights chemical diversity

The well-known 'nature versus nurture' debate is very familiar to psychologists but has equal importance in molecular biology. Although most research into biological variation focuses on genetic differences among organisms, ...

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