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News stories tagged with "bacteria"

Natural Selections: "A Field Guide to Bacteria"

Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss Betsey Dexter Dyer's book, A Field Guide to Bacteria, and the distinctive traits of individual bacteria that are visible to the naked eye.  Go to full article
P. fumarii live in deep ocean thermal vents such as this "black smoker" in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Photo: NOAA
P. fumarii live in deep ocean thermal vents such as this "black smoker" in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Photo: NOAA

Natural Selections: Extreme bacteria

Some bacteria like it hot, geyser hot, and some like it cold, refrigerator cold. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley look at bacteria that thrive in extreme environments.  Go to full article
Photo credit: Wikipedia.
Photo credit: Wikipedia.

Natural Selections: Aeroplankton

This week, Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about aeroplankton and all of the stuff we constantly see (or don't see) floating around in the air, from pollen and bugs to bacteria and other particles.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Slime Molds

Co-hosts Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley re-visit one of their favorite topics: Slime! This time, they discuss bacteria and the slimy "biofilm" that they produce.  Go to full article
P. fumarii live in deep ocean thermal vents.
P. fumarii live in deep ocean thermal vents.

Natural Selections: Superbacteria

Some bacteria like it hot, geyser hot, and some like it cold, refrigerator cold. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley look at bacteria that thrive in extreme environments.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Bacteria

Bacteria can be found in many places on the earth... and even IN the earth! Hundreds of feet below earth's surface, bacteria reside, trapped in the rock. But are they alive? That depends on who you ask... Curt & Martha talk about bacteria.  Go to full article

Bacteria Could Power Environmental Monitoring Equipment

Bacteria that can eat pollution and generate electricity at the same time. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article
Many strains or staph bacteria show resistance to drugs.
Many strains or staph bacteria show resistance to drugs.

Natural Selections: Drug Resistance

Bacteria and viruses can adapt with extreme speed to survive exposure to antibiotics and other drugs. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley talk about the genetic changes and rapid evolution known as drug resistance.  Go to full article

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