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How do wild pigs affect riparian systems?

In the U.S., wild pigs are an invasive species and can cause a lot of damage to the ecosystems in which they live. In the September 15th Soils Matter blog, Sara Bolds from Auburn University writes about how wild pigs can ...

Researchers report biosynthetic pathway of mechercharmycin A

Recently, TANG Gongli's group from the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry and University of Chinese Academy of Sciences reported the biosynthetic pathway of mechercharmycin A (MCM-A), a marine natural product belonging ...

A new avenue for fighting drug-resistant bacteria

A small regulatory RNA found in many problematic bacteria, including Escherichia coli, appears to be responsible for managing the response of these bacteria to environmental stresses. Professor Charles Dozois from Institut ...

Shrinking to survive: Bacteria adapt to a lifestyle in flux

Summer picnics and barbecues are only a few weeks away. As excited as you are to indulge this summer, Escherichia coli bacteria are eager to feast on the all-you-can-eat buffet they are about to experience in your gut.

Microbial production of a natural red colorant carminic acid

A research group at KAIST has engineered a bacterium capable of producing a natural red colorant, carminic acid, which is widely used for food and cosmetics. The research team reported the complete biosynthesis of carminic ...

Scientists explore the action mechanism of a new antibiotic

Scientists from Skoltech and MSU have investigated antibiotic nybomycin that could prove effective against bacteria resistant to other antibiotics. Their research was published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

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