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Microbial Genetics

Microbial Genetics deals with the genotype and phenotype of microbial species. It studies how genes are organized and regulated in microbes.

Microbial Genetics Articles

New Way That Bacteria Evolve Into Something That Can Make You Sick
Researchers of the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research have discovered a new way that bacteria evolve into something that can make you sick.

Date: 18 Aug 2009, Rating: 4.40

DNA From The Deep
What kinds of microbes live beneath the surface of the open ocean? What are they doing down there?

Date: 18 Aug 2009, Rating: not rated

New Method To Analyze Marine Microbe DNA
Scientists have proven a new approach of obtaining genetic codes of ocean microbes, based on the analysis of individual unicellular organisms.

Date: 18 Aug 2009, Rating: 2.00

DNA Patterns Of Microbes
The genomes or DNA of microbes contain defined DNA patterns called genome signatures.

Date: 18 Aug 2009, Rating: not rated

Genome Mapped For Mite-borne Typhus
Researchers at Uppsala University, in collaboration with a Korean research team, have mapped and analyzed the genome for mite-borne typhus.

Date: 18 Aug 2009, Rating: 2.00

Using the genomic shortcut to predict bacterial behavior
The researchers discovered that the parasitic bacterium has the standard large circular chromosome plus two unexpected plasmids, small circular pieces of DNA that can replicate on their own.

Date: 27 Feb 2008, Rating: 1.00

Will the plague pathogen become resistant to antibiotics?
A small piece of DNA that helps bacteria commonly found in US meat and poultry resist several antibiotics has also been found in the plague bacillus Yersinia pestis

Date: 27 Feb 2008, Rating: 5.00

Scientists discover gene that controls speed of tuberculosis development
Scientists at the MUHC have discovered a gene that controls the speed at which patients develop tuberculosis-the first time such a gene has been discovered for this disease.

Date: 27 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

Resistance genes in our food supply
Could the food we eat be contributing to the continuing rise of antibiotic-resistant infections?

Date: 27 Feb 2008, Rating: 4.00

Scientists discover the gene that causes the smell of the earth and leads camels to water
Scientists at the John Innes Centre, Norwich have discovered the gene that gives freshly turned soil its distinctive smell.

Date: 27 Feb 2008, Rating: 5.00

Researchers use dirt to stay one step ahead of antibiotic resistance
Dirt may be a key to how bacteria that infect humans develop a resistance to antibiotic drugs

Date: 27 Feb 2008, Rating: 5.00

Evolution of mosaic operons by horizontal gene transfer and gene displacement in situ
Shuffling and disruption of operons and horizontal gene transfer are major contributions to the new, dynamic view of prokaryotic evolution.

Date: 28 Aug 2007, Rating: 5.00, 9 pages

Evolution of ribonuclease H genes in prokaryotes to avoid inheritance of redundant genes
The authors analyzed the molecular evolution of the ribonuclease H (RNase H) family in prokaryotes and used the results to examine the implications of functional redundancy for gene evolution.

Date: 28 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated, 10 pages

Identification of gene targets against dormant phase Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections
A novel and comprehensive meta-analysis of the M. tuberculosis gene expression and gene disruption microarray data sets is presented.

Date: 28 Aug 2007, Rating: 1.00, 9 pages

Typhoid carriers: a Salmonella gene mutation?
Salmonella enterica causes approximately 16 million cases of typhoid fever worldwide, killing around 500,000 per year.

Date: 25 Aug 2007, Rating: 3.33

Understanding epidemics of antibiotic-resistant Enterococci
Antibiotic resistance in bacteria, in particular Vancomycin resistance in enterococci, is a growing problem in hospitals.

Date: 25 Aug 2007, Rating: 1.00

Are bacteria turning our own weapons against us?
Scientists have identified what may be a completely new way in which bacteria defend themselves against their hosts.

Date: 25 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated

Mortality rate is twice as high in patients with pneumonia caused by highly resistant bacteria
Patients suffering from hospital-acquired pneumonia caused by a type of bacteria that is highly resistant to virtually all antibiotics are twice as likely to die as patients infected with other, less resistant bacteria

Date: 24 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated

Antibiotic Resistance and Gene Transfer
The way antibiotic resistance spreads and possible problems from genes transferring have been identified by researchers

Date: 24 Aug 2007, Rating: 6.60

Drug resistant hospital bugs also learning to beat disinfectant, say scientists
Dangerous multi-drug-resistant bacteria are also developing immunity to hospital disinfectants and antiseptics, according to new research

Date: 24 Aug 2007, Rating: 6.00