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Unexpected natural source of methane discovered

A new methane-generating pathway was discovered in Rhodopseudomonas palustris, but also occurs in some other nitrogen-fixing microorganisms. MicrobeWiki   Unexpected natural source of methane discovered Some nitrogen-fixing microorganisms contain an enzyme for the simultaneous production of ammonia and methane. Leila ...

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Defence at almost any price

The predatory ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila feeds on bacteria. L. Becks   Defence at almost any price The efforts of bacteria in their defence against predators is so great that they can barely invest resources in offspring Even bacteria have enemies ...

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Learning to love our bugs

Click for a full size image Learning to love our bugs By Jerry Grillo The countless microorganisms that live inside us are more important than we realized as symbiotic partners in health Each of us is a mobile ecosystem teeming ...

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Biologists Give Bacteria Thermostat Controls

Artwork depicts genetically engineered bacteria designed with “thermostat controls.” Thermally controlled bacteria such as these could ultimately help treat diseases of the gut, or cancer. Credit: Barth van Rossum for Caltech Click for a full size image Biologists Give Bacteria ...

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Origami Ninja Star Inspires New Battery Design

Seokheun “Sean” Choi, assistant professor of computer and electrical engineering at Binghamton University, holds a new disposable battery that folds like an origami ninja star. Jonathan Cohen/Binghamton University Click for a full size image Origami Ninja Star Inspires New Battery ...

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Bacteria in branches naturally fertilize trees

Co-author Andrew Sher samples one of the poplar trees.Sharon L. Doty Bacteria in branches naturally fertilize trees In this study site along the Snoqualmie River, poplar and willow are the dominant plant species in this nitrogen-limited, cobble-dominated floodplain. The bacteria ...

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