Tag Archives: Environment

From the dandruffome to deep sea vents

Coming soon to a scalp near you: the dandruffome. Continue reading

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Virus ecology

A nice overview of viruses from an ecological rather than a disease perspective. Continue reading

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Antibiotics – let's clean up our act

Are antibiotic residues is sewage a risk to human health and the environment? Continue reading

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How to stop the bugs eating your lunch

Nepenthes pitchers are designed to provide anti-microbial conditions to prevent nutrient competition. Continue reading

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Microbial Bebop 

“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

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Are we missing half of the viruses in the ocean?

There are lots of viruses in seawater – but maybe we’re not seeing the whole picture? Continue reading

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What is the commonest living thing on Earth? 

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

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Phage-bacteria infection networks

The way populations of bacteriophage interact with populations of bacteria is complex, but vital to understand. Continue reading

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Peptidoglycan: a post-genomic analysis

Peptidoglycan really is only for bacteria. Continue reading

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