Microbiology (B&M)

Every grain of sand is a met­ro­polis for bac­teria
A single sand grain harbours up to 100,000 microorganisms from thousands of species. more
Microbial resident enables beetles to feed on a leafy diet
Thistle tortoise beetles outsource the job of breaking down plant cell walls to a symbiotic bacterium more
Algae with light switch
The adhesion of Chlamydomonas, a unicellular alga, to surfaces is light-dependent more
<p>Ancient partnership between ciliates and bacteria</p>
Symbiotic ciliates and bacteria have a common ancestor 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
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