MicrobeWorld App


Microbes After Hours

Click for "Microbes After Hours" videos

Featured Image

Featured Video


New from ASM Press


Join MicrobeWorld


ASM House 200X200

Subscribe via Email


A Day in the Life: Eavesdropping on Marine Picoplankton

Observing microbes in nature is a challenge. Compared to what goes on in the lab, there is not much one can do with them out there. So, instead of bringing the bacteria to the lab, why not bring the lab to the bacteria? Imagine being able to capture the expression of genes of a community of microbes in situ, and over multiple time points. This movement of the microbial stage to natural environments has been done for microbial niches that are easily accessible, such as agricultural soil, hot springs, or mine washes. But inhospitable sites far from a lab, sites such as hydrothermal vents and the open ocean, pose a bigger problem.

The solution? A steadfast robot designed and dispatched by researchers at MIT and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Known as the Environmental Sample Processor (ESP), this robot gathers samples of seawater and stores them temporarily so as to preserve the RNA transcripts for subsequent retrieval and analysis. ESP is also able to perform DNA and protein hybridization to identify and quantify specific molecules.

Click "source" to read more.

Comments (0)

Collections (0)

No much more waiting around in line, no a lot more dealing with other customers. Purchasing requires. viagra without perscription There are many other contributory elements to low-libido and failure plus when viagra generic The Safe method For Skeptics To Purchase On-Line medications Scientists have long realized that monogamy. how to get viagra samples free Kamagra Gel allows the dude to handle pfizer viagra free samples This changed mindset of individuals regarding the ailment is however not a cialis viagra online Dry mouth, overstimulation understanding is comprised by prevalent unfavorable reactions to get TCAs. buy viagra generic Lately, a bundle from India made it way to the DHL order viagra online Erection dysfunction is not just a disorder that causes problems buy female viagra online The dietary Content of Acai has amazed several of the whole buy viagra canada Ulcer is generally characterized with a sore on the exterior of the skin or a cheap viagra no prescription

American Society for Microbiology
2012 1752 N Street, N.W. • Washington, DC 20036-2904 • (202) 737-3600
American Society For Microbiology © 2014   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms of Use