Fermented foods are more than a flavorful companion to our dishes- they provide protection in a myriad of ways.
The many genes of an organism are all not equally important. Which are crucial and how do they differ between bacteria?
After a little makeover, this microbe can transform from a harmless friend to a dangerous foe.
Researchers have developed a machine learning tactic to help discover new beneficial genes and bacteria. While the research discussed here is on plants, this tactic can be applied to every host-microbe system!
Life can be found in many extreme environments: high temperature, high salinity, or acidic environments. But can microbes survive in a place that combines all three?
Enter the world of microbiomes and celebrate this day with us!
In a man-made waterbody in the ground there lived a bacterium. A nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell… The protagonist of this story is a cyanobacterium.
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.