News tagged with microbes

Algae disrupt coral reefs' recycling

Coral reefs—the world's most productive and diverse marine ecosystems—rely on a masterful recycling program to stay healthy. The corals and algae that form the base of the reef's food web release a variety of nutrients ...

dateApr 25, 2016 in Environment
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Do gut microbes shape our evolution?

Scientists increasingly realize the importance of gut and other microbes to our health and well-being, but one UC Berkeley biologist is asking whether these microbes—our microbiota—might also have played a role in shaping ...

dateApr 21, 2016 in Evolution
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Microbes protect plants with plant hormones

Researchers from the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences at University of Copenhagen have for the first time demonstrated that the production of a plant hormone by a beneficial microbe is protecting a plant from ...

dateMar 17, 2016 in Biotechnology
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