Microbiology researchers further understanding of ocean's role in carbon cycling
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Microbiology researchers further understanding of ocean's role in carbon cycling

Illustration of the study. Credit: Oregon State University Oregon State University microbiology researchers have provided new insight into the
Animals died in 'toxic soup' during Earth's worst mass extinction: A warning for today
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Animals died in 'toxic soup' during Earth's worst mass extinction: A warning for today

In freshwater lakes, toxic microbial blooms are becoming more common. Credit: Christian Fischer/Wikimedia Commons The end-Permian mass extermination
The microbial molecule that turns plants into zombies
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The microbial molecule that turns plants into zombies

Arabidopsis gets witches' broom from Phytoplasma by SAP05 Credit: John Innes Centre Parasitic bacteria has discovered a new manipulation method to
Safeguarding clean water for spaceflight missions
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Safeguarding clean water for spaceflight missions

Biofilms are multispecies, densely aggregation of cells that clump together to form a residue on surfaces. Biofilms can be resistant to
Lake Huron sinkhole surprise: The rise of oxygen on early Earth linked to changing planetary rotation rate
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Lake Huron sinkhole surprise: The rise of oxygen on early Earth linked to changing planetary rotation rate

Scuba divers observe the purple, green and white microbes that cover rocks in Lake Hurons Middle Island Sinkhole. Credit: Phil Hartmeyer (NOAA
Earth's Rotation Is Slowing Down, And It Could Be Why We Have Oxygen For Life
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Earth's Rotation Is Slowing Down, And It Could Be Why We Have Oxygen For Life

Since its formation in 4.5 billion years ago Earth's orbit has been slowly slowing down and its days have gotten longer. Although Earth's slowdown
Could microbes communicate with alien species?
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Could microbes communicate with alien species?

This article was first published by The Conversation. Space.com's Expert voices: Op-Ed and Insights was contributed by the publication. Predrag
Underground microbial solutions to aboveground plant problems
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Underground microbial solutions to aboveground plant problems

Under low light conditions, microbiota-induced growth of plants is preferred to defense. BioRender was used to create the image. Credit to Stphane
Belowground microbial solutions to aboveground plant problems
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Belowground microbial solutions to aboveground plant problems

Land plants are plants that live in terrestrial habitats. They form vegetation on the earth through their roots. Their performance is dependent on
A globally important microbial process hidden on marine particles
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A globally important microbial process hidden on marine particles

All life on Earth depends on nitrogen. However, nitrogen is very scarce in the oceans, so it is critical to ensure that marine life thrives. Some