Ancient Italian Fossils Warn That Climate Change Could Increase Parasitic Trematode Infections

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The Composition of a Human Infant’s Gut Microbiome Can Predict Cognitive Development by Age 2

Infants with relatively high levels of the bacterial genus Bacteriodes and less diverse gut microbiomes had better cognitive scores at age 2 than […]

Hundreds of Species of New Fungi Found in Deep Coral Ecosystems in Hawaii

Many new species of fungi, 27% of which are also found in Hawaiian rainforests, have been discovered in mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs) between […]

Dust Storms Have Signature Microbiomes, Depending on Their Origin

Researchers at Chaim Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel investigated the genetic signatures of microbiomes from sand and dust storms from the […]

Apex Predators of Microscopic Proportions

When we think about single-celled organisms, we don’t typically imagine them behaving in ways that align with traditional ecological theory; but would it […]

One gene to rule them all

What does it take to be a symbiont? Not much, as shown by experimental evolution on bioluminescent Vibrio fischeri. V. fischeri demonstrates that […]

Changing Climate, Changing Microbes

ASM Microbe Session 314 – Microbes and Climate Change, especially the presentation “Incorporating Soil Microbes into Climate Change Predictions” by Steve Allison, Univ. […]

Life at the Bottom of the World

  Deep in the ocean, clustered around hydrothermal vents and cold seeps, a variety of invertebrates live in light-poor environments permeated with high […]

Selection-migration Driven Evolution of Prokaryotic Pangenomes

The original article can be found here. Prokaryotic species show a remarkable variation in in their shared and accessory gene contents.  Recently proposed theoretical […]

Commentary: Switching to the Dark Side

The original article can be found here. Study shows fascinating evolution in the bacterial genus, Bartonella, a gut symbiont of insects and blood-borne pathogen of […]

Commentary – Digesting Syntrophic Relationships in Anaerobic Digestion with Protein – SIP

The original article can be found here. Maintaining hydrogen partial pressure is key in biogas producing bioreactors. Combining metagenomics and metaproteomics, this paper […]

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