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News stories tagged with "microbiology"

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
Diagram of a mitchondrion. Graphic: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mitochondrion_mini.svg">Kelvinsong</a>, released to the public domain
Diagram of a mitchondrion. Graphic: Kelvinsong, released to the public domain

Natural Selections: Mitochondria

Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley explore the role of mitocondria--components that burn food molecules and produce energy--in cells.  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

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

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