We know how important bacteria and fungi are for the health of plants. In marine environments and in our own gut, bacteriophages (viruses that infect bacteria) are important in regulating the microbiome. Yet, their effect on bacteria living around the roots of plants has hardly been studied. 'I cannot believe that they are not important,' says Joana Falcao Salles, Professor of Microbial Community Ecology at the University of Groningen.
A new collaborative study from the U-M Medical and Dental Schools reveals that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may be the latest condition made worse by poor oral health via a clash between the mouth and gut microbiomes.
Scientists at Scripps Research have developed molecules that can remodel the bacterial population of intestines to a healthier state. They also have shown--through experiments in mice--that this approach reduces cholesterol levels and strongly inhibits the thickened-artery condition known as atherosclerosis.
Anaerobic disinfection of soil is an effective method to kill unwanted bacteria, parasites and weeds without using chemical pesticides. Scientists in Japan were able to show that it also increases the availability of useable phosphorus.
A new study has revealed new insights into how pathogenic bacteria regulate gene expression during plant infection as well as the strategies employed by plants to protect themselves from bacterial invaders.
In a study of ethnically diverse people from Cameroon, the presence of a parasite infection was closely linked to the make-up of the gastrointestinal microbiome, according to a research team led by Penn scientists.
Research team from University of Jena discover new natural products that bacteria in water use to regulate the growth of competing organisms.
Hamburg/Borstel/Leipzig. The tuberculosis pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis can protect itself better when combined and thus stay alive longer in the air. This was the result of a study by the Leibniz Research Alliance INFECTIONS, which was published in the scientific journal "Scientific Reports" on Monday.
Researchers have investigated the contributions that symbiotic bacteria make to the unusual life cycle and diet of reed beetles.
A compound discovered in the gills of wood-eating clams could be the solution to a group of parasites responsible for some of the world's most common infections.