Microbiology (Environment and Climate)

 

Enzyme of bacterial origin promoted the evolution of longhorned beetles

Gene duplication increased the diversity and specificity of enzymes that enable beetle larvae to degrade important wood components more

Seagrass meadows

Researchers have discovered vast amounts of sugars underneath seagrass meadows more

Finding new weapons in nature`s battlesites

Genomic studies open up a wealth of bioactive small molecules in insect-killing bacteria more

All organisms produce methane

The formation of the greenhouse gas is driven by reactive oxygen species more

From the oilfield to the lab

A special microbe turns oil into gases all by itself more

A natural CO<sub>2</sub>-sink thanks to symbiotic bacteria

Like many land plants, seagrasses live in symbiosis with nitrogen-fixing bacteria more

Microorganisms produce elemental carbon

Researchers identify a new kind of pure carbon production by microorganisms more

The viruses of the North Sea

Viruses in the ocean are numerous, diverse and play an important role in the marine carbon cycle more

Nitrogen inputs in the ancient ocean – underappreciated bacteria step into the spotlight

Purple sulfur bacteria could have contributed substantially to nitrogen fixation in the Proterozoic ocean more

A long day for microbes

A slowdown in the Earth's rotation could have affected the oxygen content of the atmosphere more

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Seagrass meadows

Researchers have discovered vast amounts of sugars underneath seagrass meadows more

All organisms produce methane

The formation of the greenhouse gas is driven by reactive oxygen species more

From the oilfield to the lab

A special microbe turns oil into gases all by itself more

A natural CO<sub>2</sub>-sink thanks to symbiotic bacteria

Like many land plants, seagrasses live in symbiosis with nitrogen-fixing bacteria more

The viruses of the North Sea

Viruses in the ocean are numerous, diverse and play an important role in the marine carbon cycle more

A long day for microbes

A slowdown in the Earth's rotation could have affected the oxygen content of the atmosphere more

Small “snowflakes” in the sea play a big role

New findings from scientists of Bremen will aid in the further development of biogeochemical models that include the marine nitrogen cycle more

A beetle’s Achilles heel

The pesticide damages the microorganisms necessary for the formation of the exoskeleton of the saw-toothed grain beetle more

Deep-seabed mining disrupts seafloor food web

Interventions on the seabed reduce the turnover of carbon more

Sugar turns brown al­gae into car­bon sinks

Only highly specialized bacteria can carry out the degradation of brown algae
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Every grain of sand is a met­ro­polis for bac­teria

A single sand grain harbours up to 100,000 microorganisms from thousands of species. more

Oil as energy source for deep-sea creatures

Scientists discover mussels and sponges in the deep sea which can thrive on oil with the help of symbiont bacteria more

Getting to the bottom of the deep sea

Antje Boetius from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen always has multiple objectives in her sights: from discovery and precautionary research to technological development and scientific communication. more

Oil degradation without oxygen

Some bacteria do not require oxygen to degrade crude oil. They can survive even deep within the ocean's sedimentary layers more

Bacteria detoxify deadly seawater

Microorganisms turn poisonous sulphide into harmless sulphur - thus protecting sea life more

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