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June 17, 2020
Earth is full of extreme environments. The poles boast temperatures below -40 degrees Celsius; the deep trenches of the oceans inflict pressures a thousand times higher than at sea level; and deep-sea hydrothermal vents belch out sulphur and carbon dioxide, heating the surrounding water up to 450 degrees Celsius. Despite the extreme conditions, microbes have found ways to adapt to these niche environments.
July 9, 2019
Each month, the Microbiology Society publishes the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (IJSEM), which details newly discovered species of bacteria, fungi and protists. Here are some of the new species that have been discovered and the places they’ve been found.
August 11, 2017
Are there really no archaeal pathogens? And if not, why not? Dr James Chong explores these questions in a film and article for Microbiology Today.
August 9, 2016
CRISPR-Cas is making headlines as a powerful new gene editing tool that could change the whole of biology.
July 19, 2016
It’s a well-known fact that cattle and other livestock are responsible for releasing greenhouse gases like methane into the atmosphere. However, contrary to popular belief, it’s actually bovine burps, not farts, that are to blame. Methane from belching is a serious problem, accounting for 25% of total man-made emissions.
May 9, 2016
As part of the latest issue of Microbiology Today, called ‘What is life?’ (published online 10 May), we explore the Archaea. These are microbes that have been around since the beginnings of life on Earth, but were only discovered in the last 40 years.
December 16, 2015
If you’ve recently been on holiday, changed your diet, or taken antibiotics, the chances are that it’s affected your microbiome. This community of microbes – made up of trillions of bacteria, archaea and fungi – plays a vital role in our health, but it’s also sensitive to changes in our external and internal environment.
June 16, 2015
Each month, the Society for General Microbiology publishes the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, which details newly discovered species of bacteria, fungi and protists. Here are a few of the new species that have been discovered and the places they’ve been found. The full papers are available to journal subscribers, but the abstracts are free to read.