Tiny organisms shed big light on ocean nutrients

As the world warms, sweeping changes in marine nutrients seem like an expected consequence of increased ocean temperatures. However, the reality is more complicated. New research suggests that processes below the ocean surface ...

Efficient pollen identification

From pollen forecasting, honey analysis and climate-related changes in plant-pollinator interactions, analyzing pollen plays an important role in many areas of research. Microscopy is still the gold standard, but it is very ...

How to target a microbial needle within a community haystack

A team led by researchers at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Marine Microbiology has developed, tested and deployed a pipeline to first target cells from communities of uncultivated microbes, and then efficiently retrieve ...

New technology set to lead fight against anti-microbial resistance

Increasing pressures on health services have led to the over-prescription of commonly used antibiotics, more instances of mis-prescription and subsequently, the emergence of antibiotic resistance and an increased reliance ...

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