Breaking down the microbiology world one bite at a time
Streptomyces spores have found a way to use motile soil bacteria and travel to new destinations.
Though the soil microbiome manages to thrive through the harshest ecosystems, scientists thought them limited by their access to organic carbon sources… until now.
Our skin is teeming with microbes crucial to its health. However, one microbe is not always the skin’s friend.
A,T,C,G is our universal genetic alphabet, from viruses to human beings. But some viruses like to stand out from all of us and use another letter: Z.
Mitochondria are our powerhouses: they give us energy from the oxygen we breathe. But did you know other powerhouses exist?
A story about two bacteria working together to produce a stinky rotten-egg smell.
Sharing resources is necessary to survive. Meet PT and MT, a bacterium and an archaeon, which have developed a way to evolve together to share nutrients, hand in hand.
Why would carpenter ants supplement their food with an acidic serum from their poison gland?
Back to basics, viruses to treat infection and fight antibiotic resistance.
Viruses are the smallest known organisms. But some viruses are breaking records. Meet the “MImicking MIcrobe”: the Mimivirus, and learn about their possible origin.
Friend, foe, or wary coexistence?The nature of relationships between fungi and bacteria are decided on a cheesy landscape.
Sourdough bread has been part of human history for millennials but where do its aromas come from?
Mars does not seem very welcoming: It’s cold, dry, and it gets a lot of UV light on the surface. Would microbes survive in this harsh environment?
Determining the causal link between diseases and microbiota is still a challenge in microbiota research. But animal models can help. […]
Fungi are not the most ordinary microbes; they are the biggest organisms on earth. And we thought microbes were small… […]
We can do it, and so can plants: tell the time of day based on our environment. How about bacteria? […]
Some experiments take days, some weeks or months and a few take years. In bacterial time this means multiple lifetimes! […]
Do you want to know how bees communicate with each other and recognize themselves? It could be all about bacteria. […]