News tagged with microbial communities

Carbon cycling in forest soils research presented

Just as individual humans have different microbial communities in their guts, the microbial communities living in soils vary from site to site as well. Recent research compared the decomposition rates of wood stakes over ...

dateSep 12, 2017 in Environment
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Microbes in flower nectar affect pollination

Dipping its beak into the sweet nectar of a flower, a hummingbird is doing more than getting a meal – it's contributing to a microbial community that could potentially determine the fate of that flower. Recognizing that ...

dateSep 12, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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Hidden witnesses to climate history

They once inhabited the seafloor and have been steadily buried: Microorganisms in the sub-surface sediments at the bottom of the Arabian Sea reveal details of fluctuations in climate and environmental conditions over the ...

dateAug 04, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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