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No Phosphorus? No Problem! (There’s More Than One Way to Skin a Phytoplankton)

A recent post from the Small Things Considered blog comments on an interesting paper on how phytoplankton in the ocean use non-phosphorus lipids in response to phosphorus scarcity.

"A recent paper revisits an earlier finding that marine cyanobacteria and small eukaryotes (the “phytoplankton”)... Read More

New 'Green' Pesticides Are First To Exploit Plant Defenses In Battle Of The Fungi

Exploiting a little-known punch/counterpunch strategy in the ongoing battle between disease-causing fungi and crop plants, scientists in Canada are reporting development of a new class of "green" fungicides that could provide a safer, more environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional fun... Read More

Wipe out the 10 worst germ hot spots

You may scrub your toilet and countertops until they shine, but when it comes to the war between you and germs, consider yourself outnumbered. Germs (the catchall name for bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms) are everywhere — at home, in the office, even in your car. Luckily, about 99 pe... Read More

Study shows how Salmonella survives in environment

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have demonstrated how a single-celled organism, living freely in the environment, could be a source of Salmonella transmission to animals and humans.

Salmonella are microscopic living creatures that can contaminate almost any food type, causing diarrh... Read More

TWIV 25 - Viral Evolution

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Algal blooms dump toxins on the ocean floor

Toxic algal blooms are bad enough on the ocean surface, but now it turns out that the toxin in them sinks to the ocean floor – where it persists for weeks.

Far from degrading soon after the bloom, as previously assumed, new research suggests that the neurotoxin that causes shellfish poisoning... Read More

New Technique Used To Profile Anthrax Genome

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Special Yogurt Fights Stomach Ulcer Bacteria

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Fungus Time-lapse Video

I have no idea why this video was posted to StupidVideos.com, but it is a fantastic time-lapse video of slime molds, stinkhorn mushrooms, and many more types. This is well worth viewing. Read More

TWiV 24: Viroids

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MTS21 - Andrew Knoll - Ancient Life & Evolution

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Sobre Catalina Dávila

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MTS20 - Roberto Kolter - Bacillus Subtilis and Bacteria as Multicellular Organisms

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Open Science: The Risks, Challenges and Rewards

The landscape of science communication is changing rapidly. On the horizon we are starting to see the birth of online science-related social networks and movement towards "open science," a concept in which scientists and researchers can collaborate on projects, communicate results, share data... Read More

This Week in Virology Live at ASM's General Meeting

Please join hosts Vincent Racaniello, Professor of Microbiology at Columbia University Medical Center, Dick Despommier, Professor of Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences and Microbiology at Columbia University Medical Center, and Alan Dove, science writer, for a live web broadcast of T... Read More

MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)

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Microbe-Made-Chemicals Could Save Empty Ethanol Plants

Genomatica has come up with a new microbe that can turn sugar into an industrial solvent with a $2 billion worldwide market – and it believes idled ethanol plants will be perfect places to do it. Read More

TWiV 23: Extreme Virology

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