Plastics in the oceans gain a lot of attention, but what is the effect of plastics on microbial communities in the soil?
Microbes converse through the exchange of metabolites. Who knew that a simple conversation could improve the drug tolerance of microbes?
Most trees form an intimate relationship with fungi. Researchers have now shown for the first time how important this partnership is for the growth of trees.
Genome editing just reached a whole new level: Instead of targeting isolated bacteria, researchers developed tools to target them in their natural communities.
Therapeutic drugs can accumulate in gut bacteria, altering bacterial physiology and community composition, and potentially reducing the effectiveness of the drug.
Scientists discover the microbial communities that exist within old, discarded chewing gum. Their work could have implications for the bioremediation of chewing gum pollution.
Can scientists predict composition of a microbial community for a specific habitat? Researchers have shown that by using mathematical models and simulations, interactions amongst various microbes can be estimated relatively accurately.
In the environment, microbes don’t live alone but rather in a community. But do microbes necessarily cooperate within these communities in order to survive?
Microbial mats may have persisted through millions of years thanks to viruses. But how do viruses shape these microbial communities?