How do snowflakes form? The center of a snowflake is a bacterium – Pseudomonas...

  How do snowflakes form People often wonder how a snowflakes forms such a unique and beautiful structure? The answer actually lies within a microorganism. As...

How is 16s rRNA extracted and used to determine microbial diversity?

The molecular analysis of ribosomal RNA (rRNA), specifically the 16s sub unit is crucial to examining the diversity of microorganisms. The sequences of the...

How can bacteria sense each other: bio luminescence.

Vibrio fisheri are a marine gram negative bacterium and they live symbiotically with marine animals like the squid below. However these glowing bacteria are only...

Symbiosis Example – Nitrogen fixation by bacteria generates ammonia for plants.

  Symbiosis in biology refers to cooperation of two or more organisms where benefits are shared from the interaction. A classic example of symbiois is...

Obesity is Linked to Less Diversity of Bacteria in the Gut Microbiome

The gut microbiome can be considered an equivalent of a fingerprint of the gut in the sense that everyone has a unique community of bacteria growing...