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Microbial Physiology

Articles on Microbial Physiology include studies on the microbial cell structures, functions, growth, and metabolism.

Microbial Physiology Articles

Scientists Identify Specific Enzymes That Make Meningitis Hard To Fight
Two enzymes in meningitis bacteria which prevent the body from successfully fighting off the disease, and make the infection extremely virulent, have been identified

Date: 17 Aug 2009, Rating: not rated

Bacteria Tricked Into Killing Themselves To Survive
Like firemen fighting fire with fire, researchers at the University of Illinois and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst have found a way to fool a bacteria’s evolutionary machinery into programming its own death.

Date: 17 Aug 2009, Rating: 4.75

Bacteria Pack Their Own Demise
Numerous pathogens contain an 'internal time bomb', a deadly mechanism that can be used against them.

Date: 17 Aug 2009, Rating: 1.00

Antibiotic Multi-resistance: Why Bacteria Are So Effective
Teams from the Institut Pasteurand the University of Limoges, associated with the CNRS and Inserm, decipher for the first time the molecular mechanism that enables bacteria to acquire multi-resistance to antibiotics

Date: 17 Aug 2009, Rating: 4.00

How Bacteria Gain Resistance To Multiple Types Of Antibiotics: Mechanism Discovered
A team of scientists from the University Paris Descartes has solved the structure of two proteins that allow bacteria to gain resistance to multiple types of antibiotics

Date: 17 Aug 2009, Rating: 4.33

Mechanism Behind Delayed Development Of Antibiotic Resistance Explained
Inhibiting the drug efflux pumps in bacteria can mask the effect of mutations that have led to resistance in the form of low-affinity drug binding to target molecules in the cell.

Date: 17 Aug 2009, Rating: not rated

Gene Exchange Common Among Sex-manipulating Bacteria
Certain bacteria have learned to manipulate the proportion of females and males in insect populations.

Date: 17 Aug 2009, Rating: not rated

Cellular Society: The History, Biochemistry, and Potential of Quorum Sensing
Scientific discussion on quorum sensing systems in selected prokaryotes

Date: 5 Mar 2009, Rating: 4.00, 7 pages

Trojan horse strategy defeats drug-resistant bacteria
A new antimicrobial approach can kill bacteria in laboratory experiments and eliminate life-threatening infections in mice by interfering with a key bacterial nutrient

Date: 27 Feb 2008, Rating: 1.00

Borrelia infection from a tick bite just as possible in a city centre park
The chances of getting a Borrelia infection from a tick bite are no different in a city centre park than they are out in the archipelago.

Date: 27 Feb 2008, Rating: not rated

Bacteria control how infectious they become, study finds
Study suggests that bacteria that cause diseases like bubonic plague and serious gastric illness can turn the genes that make them infectious on or off.

Date: 27 Feb 2008, Rating: 4.50

Roles of curli, cellulose and BapA in Salmonella biofilm morphology studied by atomic force microscopy
A study on the roles of these components for the morphology of bacteria grown as colonies on agar plates and within a biofilm on submerged mica surfaces.

Date: 28 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated, 9 pages

Mapping phosphoproteins in Mycoplasma genitalium and Mycoplasma pneumoniae
This study has shown that phosphorylation in mycoplasmas is comparable to that of other bacterial species.

Date: 27 Aug 2007, Rating: 2.50, 9 pages

Efficient production and secretion of bovine beta-lactoglobulin by Lactobacillus casei
the authors compared different strategies to optimize the production of bovine β-lactoglobulin (BLG), a major cow's milk allergen, in the probiotic strain Lactobacillus casei BL23.

Date: 27 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Scientists seek to unwrap the sweet mystery of the sugar coat on bacteria
Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a quick and simple way to investigate the sugar coating that surrounds bacteria and plays a role in infection and immunity.

Date: 25 Aug 2007, Rating: 2.20

How Bacteria Can Escape Destruction: Scientists Discover Mechanism Used To Pump Out Drugs
In a new study published online in the open access journal PLoS Biology, Gaby Sennhauser, Marcus Gruetter, and colleagues use structural biology techniques to probe the molecular mechanisms of the major drug efflux pump in E. coli AcrB.

Date: 3 Jan 2007, Rating: not rated

Dysentery uses 'sword and shield' to cause infection
Scientists have found that the bacterium that causes dysentery uses a 'sword and shield' approach to cause infection.

Date: 24 Aug 2007, Rating: 4.33

How Bacteria get into Brains to Cause Meningitis
An international collaboration between medical researchers may have identified how meningitis causing bacteria cross from the blood into the brain

Date: 24 Aug 2007, Rating: 2.56

Tiny Shock Absorbers Help Bacteria Stick Around Inside The Body
Coiled, bungee cord-like structure of the protrusions helps the bacteria hang on tightly, even under rough fluid flow inside the body, researchers say.

Date: 7 Sep 2006, Rating: 7.56

Dangerous Tricksters: Some Bacteria Use Immune Cells To Reproduce
Macrophages are effective weapons used by our immune system to absorb and digest pathogenic intruders. Some bacteria, however, can subvert this defence mechanism and even multiply within the macrophages...

Date: 7 Jul 2006, Rating: 6.60