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Viruses don't have a metabolism; but some have the building blocks for one
'Giant viruses' are many times larger than typical viruses and have more complex genomes. (2020-04-06)
Tiny marine organisms as the key to global cycles
Marine microorganisms play a very important role in global cycles such as of the uptake of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. (2020-04-06)
What can be learned from the microbes on a turtle's shell?
Research published in the journal Microbiology has found that a unique type of algae, usually only seen on the shells of turtles, affects the surrounding microbial communities. (2020-03-26)
Organellogenesis still a work in progress in novel dinoflagellates
Organellogenesis, where an endosymbiont is transformed into an organelle within the host, is not well understood. (2020-03-23)
Ancient hornwort genomes could lead to crop improvement
An international research team led by the University of Zurich and the Boyce Thompson Institute illuminate the origin of land plants by analyzing the first hornwort genomes. (2020-03-16)
Parkinson's disease linked to gene targeted by blue-green algae toxin
Scientists have discovered a possible link between Parkinson's disease and a gene impacted by a neurotoxin found in blue-green algae. (2020-03-15)
Hornwort genomes could lead to crop improvement
Fay-Wei Li from the Boyce Thompson Institute and researchers from across the globe sequenced the genomes of three hornworts, illuminating the dawn of land plants. (2020-03-13)
Cryo-EM reveals unexpected diversity of photosystems
Annemarie Perez Boerema from Alexey Amunts lab reconstructed the atomic models of new forms of Photosystem I in collaboration with scientists from Israel and China. (2020-03-09)
What we don't know (about lakes) could hurt us
As the power of extreme weather events increase with climate change, a team of scientists warn that lakes around the world may dramatically change, threatening ecosystem health and water quality. (2020-03-05)
Unexpected discovery: Blue-green algae produce oil
Cyanobacteria -- colloquially also called blue-green algae - can produce oil from water and carbon dioxide with the help of light. (2020-03-05)
Research shows microplastics are damaging to coral ecosystems
Coral endosymbionts exposed to microplastics experience significant reduction in population size as well as cell size. (2020-03-05)
Coral reefs in Turks and Caicos Islands resist global bleaching event
A study that relied on citizen scientists to monitor the health of corals on Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean from 2012 to 2018 found that 35 key coral species remained resilient during a 2014-17 global coral-bleaching event that harmed coral reefs around the world. (2020-03-03)
Widely used weed killer harming biodiversity
One of the world's most widely used glyphosate-based herbicides, Roundup, can trigger loss of biodiversity, making ecosystems more vulnerable to pollution and climate change, say researchers from McGill University. (2020-03-02)
Supplementing diet with amino acid successfully staves off signs of ALS in pre-clinical study
The addition of dietary L-serine, a naturally occurring amino acid necessary for formation of proteins and nerve cells, delayed signs of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in an animal study. (2020-02-24)
1 billion-year-old green seaweed fossils identified, relative of modern land plants
'This fossil is about twice as old as the oldest tree, or oldest land plants' -- Researcher Shuhai Xiao. (2020-02-24)
Looking for local levers
Coral reefs are not doomed. Although human activities threaten the iconic ecosystems in many different ways, scientists maintain that reefs can continue to thrive with the right assistance. (2020-02-24)
Glacier algae creates dark zone at the margins of the Greenland Ice Sheet
New research led by scientists from the University of Bristol has revealed new insights into how the microscopic algae that thrives along the edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet causes widespread darkening. (2020-02-24)
Sweet beaks: What Galapagos finches and marine bacteria have in common
Ecological niches are a concept well known from higher animals. (2020-02-19)
Veggie-loving fish could be the new white meat
A secret to survival amid rising global temperatures could be dwelling in the tidepools of the US West Coast. (2020-02-19)
The paradox of dormancy: Why sleep when you can eat?
Why do predators sometimes lay dormant eggs -- eggs which are hardy, but take a long time to hatch, and are expensive to produce? (2020-02-15)
Algae team rosters could help ID 'super corals'
U.S. and Australian researchers have found a potential tool for identifying stress-tolerant ''super corals.'' In experiments that simulated climate change stress, researchers found corals that best survived had symbiotic algae communities with similar features. (2020-02-12)
The nose knows: Study establishes airborne exposure to harmful algal blooms' toxins
There are no limits specific to airborne concentrations of microcystins (blue-green algae) or inhalation guidelines. (2020-02-11)
Argonne and Washington University scientists unravel mystery of photosynthesis
Scientists solved a critical part of the mystery of photosynthesis, focusing on the initial, ultrafast events through which photosynthetic proteins capture light and use it to initiate a series of electron transfer reactions. (2020-02-04)
The first potentially invasive species to reach the Antarctica on drifting marine algae
Drifting algae in the Austral Ocean can bring invasive species to the Antarctic coasts, according to a study published in the journal Scientific Reports. (2020-01-31)
Drug lord's hippos make their mark on foreign ecosystem
UC San Diego scientists and their colleagues have published the first scientific assessment of the impact that an invasive hippo population, imported by infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar, is having on Colombian aquatic ecosystems. (2020-01-29)
New portable tool analyzes microbes in the environment
Imagine a device that could swiftly analyze microbes in oceans and other aquatic environments, revealing the health of these organisms - too tiny to be seen by the naked eye - and their response to threats to their ecosystems. (2020-01-27)
Algae shown to improve gastrointestinal health
A green, single-celled organism called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii has served as a model species for topics spanning algae-based biofuels to plant evolution. (2020-01-27)
Corals' partnership with microalgae helps in stressful times but there's a trade-off
In the warmer and brighter shallow waters of Kāne'ohe Bay, O'ahu Hawaiian rice coral host more heat-tolerant microbes in their tissues compared to rice coral communities in cooler and darker deep waters, according to research published recently by scientists at the University of Hawai'i. (2020-01-21)
Coral 'helper' stays robust under ocean acidification
A type of algae crucial to the survival of coral reefs may be able to resist the impacts of ocean acidification caused by climate change. (2020-01-21)
Cyanobacteria in water and on land identified as source of methane
Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are among the most common organisms on Earth. (2020-01-16)
Life Cycle Assessment pinpoints 'sustainability hotspots' in bio-chemical production
New research concerning Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) reveals challenges and opportunities in bio-chemical production. (2020-01-14)
Large 'herbivores of the sea' help keep coral reefs healthy
Selective fishing can disrupt the delicate balance maintained between corals and algae in embattled Caribbean coral reefs. (2020-01-09)
How do corals make the most of their symbiotic algae?
Corals depend on their symbiotic relationships with the algae that they host. (2020-01-08)
Study: How US sewage plants can remove medicines from wastewater
A study of seven wastewater treatment plants in the Eastern United States points to two treatment methods -- granular activated carbon and ozonation -- as particularly promising. (2020-01-08)
Microbes from humics lakes produced omega-3 fatty acids from micropla
The environmental fate of microplastics has been difficult to trace. (2020-01-03)
OU geoscientists document 300 million year old atmospheric dust
Dust plays a crucial role in the life and health of our planet. (2019-12-23)
A step closer to understanding evolution -- mitochondrial division conserved across species
A group of scientists at Tokyo University of Science showed for the first time that in red algae, an enzyme that is usually involved in cell division also plays a role in replication of mitochondria -- a crucial cell organelle. (2019-12-20)
Permanent predator-prey oscillations
Predator-prey cycles are among the fundamental phenomena of ecological systems. (2019-12-20)
Forecast to help shellfish growers weather toxicity
The same technology that powers facial recognition and self-driving cars may soon help Maine's shellfish industry protect people from the dangerous effects of harmful algal blooms. (2019-12-19)
Structures in seaweed shed light on sustainability
By examining the enzymes that break down the alginate, the researchers from China and the United Kingdom may be able to harness the natural process to produce biofuel. (2019-12-19)
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