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What is a bioindicator organism?

Escherichia coli is commonly used as an bioindicator organism. But, what exactly is a bioindicator organism? A bioindicator organism refers to an organism able to indicate a particular event has occurred in an environment. 86 more words

Microbiology

So your water is very crowded ... with bacteria

… The concentration of E. coli ranged from 1.80E+05 – 2.40E+06 CFU/mL and exceeded recreational water quality criteria (RWQC) recommendations for protecting human health issued by EPA.

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Research And Teaching

Triple-drug cocktail could conquer E coli 'superbug' | News in brief | Pharmaceutical Journal

The  Pharmaceutical Journal reports that a strain of Escherichia coli with immunity to last-resort antibiotics can be destroyed with a novel combination of three existing drugs, citing researchers at the University at Buffalo, New York. 249 more words

People

Scientists Stored a GIF in DNA of Living Bacteria

A team of scientists from Harvard University was able to successfully introduce a GIF into the genome of live Escherichia coli bacteria.

The GIF, an image with movement of a horse and its rider in black and white, was divided into 5 frames of which each pixel was encoded into nucleotides and placed into the DNA of the bacterium, using the… 163 more words

Microbiology

Antibiotic-Resistant E. coli in Drinking Water, Hangzhou City, China

Chen Z, Yu D, He S, Ye H, Zhang L, Wen Y, Zhang W, Shu L, Chen S. Prevalence of Antibiotic-Resistant Escherichia coli in Drinking Water Sources in Hangzhou City. 231 more words

Microbial Contaminants

Bio-based p-xylene oxidation into terephthalic acid by engineered E. coli

Metabolically engineered Escherichia coli (E. coli)is developed to biologically transform pX into TPA, a chemical necessary in the manufacturing of polyethylene terephthalate (PET). This biocatalysis system represents a greener and more efficient alternative to the traditional chemical methods for TPA production.The researchers utilized a metabolic engineering and synthetic biology approach to develop a recombinant microorganism that can oxidize pX into TPA using microbial fermentation. 72 more words

Medical

Antibiotics resistance could kill 10 million a year by 2050

A British government-commissioned review has found that resistance to antibiotics could account for 10 million deaths a year and hit global gross domestic product by 2.0 to 3.5 percent by 2050… 320 more words

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