Scientists have lifted the lid on how changes in cell surface hydrophobicity of a strain of soil bacterium may help to stave off heavy metal-polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon pollution from entering rice plant roots.
Increased hygiene during the pandemic reduced microbial diversity in daycare settings - and this may have affected development of immunity against non-communicable diseases in children by limiting exposure to diverse microbes.
Biodegradable plastic cable ties could be used to replace their conventional plastic equivalents in coral propagation as they perform as well and don’t adversely affect coral-associated bacterial communities as they break down.
This week sees the launch of the first published content in Sustainable Microbiology, the new open access journal which will apply microbiology to sustainability. The journal is published by Applied Microbiology International.
Several areas of microbiology are ripe for commercial exploitation in Nigeria - so what’s the next step for students and researchers interested in setting up science-driven business ventures? A recent workshop had the answers.
A new algorithm designed to simulate and predict syphilis transmission in China has been found to effectively reflect the transmission mode of the disease in patients and could be used in a web app to help prevent and control the disease worldwide.
2022’s winner of AMI’s Basil Jarvis Prize, Dr Tanushree Gupta of AgResearch in New Zealand, used her prize money to fund an internship investigating new antimicrobials. Intern Landry Maquet reveals how his research has been going.
Supported by AMI’s Outreach and Engagement Grant, the Health Humanities Outreach (H2O) Initiative has enabled local people to improve drinking water quality in Itchi-Agu in Nigeria, a village where more than half of households had reported diarrhoea.
Moisture levels in the soil can impact the effects that microplastic pollution has on soil fungi, according to new research published in Environmental Microbiology, an Applied Microbiology International publication.
The UK’s Science, Innovation & Technology Committee has called for steps to develop the potential of bacteria-killing viruses - called bacteriophages or phages for short - that can provide an alternative to antibiotics that are attracting growing resistance.