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Atacama Desert microbes may hold clues to life on Mars

Microbial life on Mars may potentially be transported across the planet on dust particles carried by wind.

22 Aug 2019 Scientific Reports

Challenges in evidencing the earliest traces of life

Re-examining the evidence of the first traces of life is a challenge, but is essential in the search for the origins and evolution of life on Earth but also beyond on habitable planets or moons, as space agencies have come to realize.

21 Aug 2019 Nature

All-in-one: New microbe degrades oil to gas

Microscopy suggests that the recently discovered microbe Methanoliparia produces methane from crude oil all by themselves

20 Aug 2019 mBio

Rising tundra temperatures create worrying changes in microbial communities

8 Jul 2019 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Vertical transmission of sponge microbiota is inconsistent and unfaithful

Understanding how animals acquire their microbiomes, especially microbial symbionts, is necessary to learn how environments shape host phenotypes via host-microbe interactions and whether hosts and their microbiomes represent an important unit of natural selection.

8 Jul 2019 Nature Ecology and Evolution

Leaving microbes out of climate change conversation has major consequences, experts warn

More than 30 microbiologists from 9 countries have issued a warning to humanity - they are calling for the world to stop ignoring an 'unseen majority' in Earth's biodiversity and ecosystem when addressing climate change.

18 Jun 2019 Nature Reviews Microbiology