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Streptomyces: bacterial explorers

Streptomyces bacteria are some of the most studied microbes on the planet. This genus of soil-dwelling organisms is best known for being prolific producers of many of the antibiotics that we use clinically. 668 more words

Environmental Microbiology

Drumming up disease? Anthrax and African drum hides

In 2006, a man in Scotland died from the first case of anthrax in Britain for 32 years. Then, in 2008, a man in London was fatally infected with the same disease. 799 more words

Environmental Microbiology

Testing the waters: Legionnaires' disease and the Olympics

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be exploring the molecular methods that enable scientists to investigate disease outbreaks, often in real time. This week, research from the… 836 more words

Environmental Microbiology

Cows on antibiotics release more methane from their dung

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… 595 more words

Environmental Microbiology

Is Antarctic wildlife at risk from human E. coli?

Antarctica is the only continent on Earth without a native human population. But at any one time, there are still thousands of people living there, most of them scientists. 846 more words

Environmental Microbiology

How microbiology is making paper for the future

It’s a well-known fact that if you want to make paper, somewhere along the line you need to chop down a tree. With millions of tonnes of paper being produced annually, this really adds up to a lot of trees. 736 more words


Day 2/Day 3: My first Bubble!

(5/1 ~ 5/2/16)

On Day 2 and Day 3, I basically observed for any signs of bubbling that would indicate growth of bacteria inoculated from my hands from the initial day 0/day 1. 173 more words