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A nice overview of viruses from an ecological rather than a disease perspective. Continue reading
Are antibiotic residues is sewage a risk to human health and the environment? Continue reading
Nepenthes pitchers are designed to provide anti-microbial conditions to prevent nutrient competition. Continue reading
“Microbial bebop” is created using five years’ worth of consecutive measurements of ocean microbial life and environmental factors like temperature, dissolved salts and chlorophyll concentrations. How? See: http://goo.gl/HJTec Listen to the oceans here: https://soundcloud.com/plos-one-media/sets/microbial-bebop #MicrobiologyBytes This post has been reshared 1 times … Continue reading
There are lots of viruses in seawater – but maybe we’re not seeing the whole picture? Continue reading
Pelagibacter ubique is the most successful member of a group of bacteria called SAR11, that jointly constitute about a third of the single-celled organisms in the ocean. But this is not P. ubique’s only claim to fame, for unlike almost … Continue reading
The way populations of bacteriophage interact with populations of bacteria is complex, but vital to understand. Continue reading
Within clouds, microorganisms are metabolically active. This article investigates the interactions between microorganisms and the reactive oxygenated species that are present in cloud water because these chemical compounds drive the oxidant capacity of the cloud system. PNAS: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/12/20/1205743110.short #viaGoogle+ Google+: Reshared … Continue reading