This section covers general topics and studies in Microbiology, which is the study of microorganisms and their effects on other living organisms. Microorganisms include diverse groups of bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa, as well as the pathogenic particles, viruses. However, this section will concentrate more on bacteria. Articles about other microorganisms are found in other categories.
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Bacteria in the gut of the Anopheles gambiae mosquito inhibit infection of the insect with Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria in humans
Bacteria – like people animals and plants – can become infected by a virus.
Research to develop a narrow-spectrum antibiotic that can target a particular species of bacteria without harming the other "good" bacteria present was described
New research in lymphatic cancer shows that bacteria can cause cancer to be more aggressive.
Scientists from the Universities of Bath and Exeter have developed a rapid new way of checking for toxic genes in disease-causing bacteria which infect insects and humans.
Bacteria that normally reside on the skin of healthy people can cause serious infections in premature babies.
The toxin produced by the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is a popular insecticide used to control pest moths and butterflies, and in some GM pest-proof crops.
Researchers in New Mexico and Florida are reporting development of microscopic particles that act as chemical booby traps for bacteria.
The relationship between leguminous plants such as peas and beans and nitrogen-fixing bacteria is even closer than previously thought
Infectious disease can play a key role in mediating the outcome of competition between rival groups
Bacteria mutate for a living, evading antibiotic drugs while killing tens of thousands of people in the United States each year.
A ground-breaking study demonstrating that bacteria which are physically separated can transmit information through the air.
This review describes the microbiology, diagnosis and management of bacteremia caused by anaerobic bacteria in children.
Recent analyses of human pathogens have revealed that their evolutionary histories are congruent with the hypothesized pattern of ancient and modern human population migrations.
“Survival of the fittest” holds good for men and animals as also for bacteria.
Bacteriological analysis of water samples from Tsunami hit coastal areas of Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu
In the present study 151 drinking water sources were collected from the tsunami affected villages and relief shelters and tested for coliforms and pathogens.
In this study, we used culture and culture-independent methods to determine the viability and diversity of bacteria in a child-care center over a six-month period.
The results of the study suggest that the bactericidal action attributed to negative air ions by previous researchers may have been overestimated.
Good bacteria growing in dental plaque could help fight off bugs that cause gum disease and tooth decay if they are given a competitive edge
Certain helpful bacteria are able to communicate with cells lining the gut causing the production of chemicals that can kill off harmful microbes when they try to invade
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