Tagged: Bacteria

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Gut Microbiome Splits a Species

This is some fascinating research, published in the latest issue of the journal Science. Ed Yong has a great writeup about it, but unfortunately the original paper is behind a paywall. It demonstrates that...

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Quorum Sensing and Virulence

Following on the heels of my recent post on Bacterial Biofilms, I wanted to write about quorum sensing next. This is a fascinating topic, and understanding how it works helps explain how a bacterium...

A bacterial biofilm. Source: http://goo.gl/m5G3p 2

The Swarming Bacteria

This is a great bit of research on bacterial biofilms, published open access in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal. Researchers discovered that bacteria build an intricate network of tunnels within...