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November 3, 2017
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What’s on Your Skin? Archaea, That’s What

Berkeley Lab study on human skin microbiome finds archaea abundance associated with age It turns out your skin is crawling with single-celled microorganisms – ­and they’re not just bacteria. A study by the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory … Continue reading

June 4, 2014
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Geheimnisvolle Höhlenbewohner

Die Tiroler Hundalm Eis- und Tropfsteinhöhle birgt Vorkommen der so genannten „Mondmilch“. Diese für Karstgebiete typische, weißliche Höhlenablagerung wird von Millionen von Mikroorganismen besiedelt, deren Funktion bis heute nur lückenhaft geklärt ist. Christoph Reitschuler vom Institut für Mikrobiologie ist in … Continue reading

November 20, 2013
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A Living Desert Underground

In the perpetual darkness of a limestone cave, UA researchers have discovered a surprisingly diverse ecosystem of microbes eking out a living from not much more than drip water, rock and air. The discovery not only expands our understanding of … Continue reading

July 9, 2013
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Deep Biosphere Harbors Active, Growing Communities of Microorganisms

The deep biosphere—the realm of sediments far below the seafloor—harbors a vast ecosystem of bacteria, archaea, and fungi that are actively metabolizing, proliferating, and moving, according a new study by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the University … Continue reading

May 15, 2013
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Measuring Microbes Makes Wetland Health Monitoring More Affordable, Says MU Researcher

Understanding microbe communities could improve wetland wastewater treatment systems COLUMBIA, Mo. – Wetlands serve as the Earth’s kidneys. They filter and clean people’s water supplies while serving as important habitat for many species, including iconic species like cattails, cranes and … Continue reading

February 24, 2013
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Revealing the Secrets of Motility in Archaea

Scientists from Berkeley Lab and the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology analyze a unique microbial motor The protein structure of the motor that propels archaea has been characterized for the first time by a team of scientists from the … Continue reading

February 16, 2013
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Fungi, Fungi Everywhere

New research shows fungi living beneath the seafloor are widespread Fungi living beneath the seafloor are widespread in ocean environments around the world, according to a new paper by scientists at the University of Delaware and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.  … Continue reading