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Potential treatments for citrus greening

Citrus greening has devastated the citrus industry in Florida and is found in many of the country's citrus growing regions.

19 Aug 2019 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

How coastal mud holds the key to climate cooling gas

Bacteria found in muddy marshes, estuaries and coastal sediment synthesise one of the Earth’s most abundant climate cooling gases.

19 Aug 2019 Nature Microbiology

Experiments with salt-tolerant bacteria in brine have implications for life on Mars

The likelihood is high that at times surface salts may be able to attract sufficient water to form brines that can support microbial growth.

21 Jun 2019 ASM Microbe 2019

Skin bacteria could save frogs from virus

Bacteria living on the skin of frogs could save them from a deadly virus, new research suggests.

21 Jun 2019 Frontiers in Microbiology

The cholera bacterium’s 3-in-1 toolkit for life in the ocean

The cholera bacterium uses a grappling hook-like appendage to take up DNA, bind to nutritious surfaces and recognize 'family' members, EPFL scientists have found.

10 Jun 2019 Nature Microbiology

Stanford researchers map symbiotic relationships between trees and microbes worldwide

Data collected from over 1 million forest plots reveals patterns of where plant roots form symbiotic relationships with fungi and bacteria.

15 May 2019 Nature

It’s not just fish, plastic pollution harms the bacteria that help us breathe

Exposure to chemicals leaching from plastic pollution interfered with the growth, photosynthesis and oxygen production of Prochlorococcus, the ocean's most abundant photosynthetic bacteria.

14 May 2019 Communications Biology