Biofuels from bacteria

You might not cook with this sugar, but from a biofuels standpoint, it's pretty sweet. A Bay Area company has patented a group of three single-celled, algae-like organisms that, when grown together, can produce high quantities ...

Ancient bacteria go under the lens

Every fourth breath you take comes from cyanobacteria, which populate the planet's waters. Progenitors of these microscopic, photosynthetic organisms are believed to have been the first organisms to release oxygen into the ...

Small bacteria helping big things grow in the ocean

Around 71 per cent of the Earth's surface is made up of salt-water oceans - that's 98 per cent of all water. The ecosystems that exist beneath their surface are diverse and vibrant. Their sheer scale, however, means that ...