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Microbes, from the smallest viruses to the largest unicellular protists, dominate our oceans, playing a central role in ocean food webs and as key drivers of biogeochemical processes, yet the complex interactions and ecological significance of these relationships within and … Continue reading
Viruses that infect bacteria are among the most abundant life forms on Earth. Oceans and soils, and potentially even our bodies, would be overrun with bacteria were it not for bacteriophages. A new study suggests that bacteriophages with RNA genomes … Continue reading
Both airline and commuter road travel influence flu virus distribution in the continental USA. Continue reading
Coming soon to a scalp near you: the dandruffome. Continue reading
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