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Little is known about microbial environments in the atmosphere, the layer of gases that is common to all surfaces around the globe. On Earth Day 2017, we take a look at the world of airborne microbes.

Published in Microbial Sciences

Using natural forest soil samples from 110 locations, this study is one of the largest attempts to comprehensively understand the different patterns of soil archaeal, bacterial, and fungal biogeography at the continental scale in eastern China.

Bacteria with their own magnetic compass can also clean up and recover toxic but valuable elements.

Published in Bacteriofiles

Bacteria with their own magnetic compass can also clean up and recover toxic but valuable elements.

Published in ASM Podcasts

Lawrence Wackett, PhD, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota, discusses the ability of microorganisms to biodegrade environmental chemicals. 

Published in ASM Virtual Lectures

How critical illness alters the microbiome, and the consequences of a sewage spill into an aquatic environment, from the TWiM team.

Published in TWiM
Wednesday, 01 September 2010 20:36

Forest Rohwer: Curing the Corals - MTS 57

Forest Rohwer studies how microbes make coral reefs both healthy and sick. Just as we are home to a vast number of microbes, coral reefs depend on their own invisible menagerie of algae and bacteria to get food, recycle waste, and fend off invaders.

 

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