Unicellular organism
A unicellular organism, also known as a single-celled organism, is an organism that consists of only one cell, unlike a multicellular organism that consists of multiple cells. Historically the simple ...
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Some bacteria eat pure electricity.
Meet the bacteria that eat and breathe electricity
WATCH: Bacteria Invade Antibiotics And Transform Into Superbugs
If you've ever wanted to watch a superbug evolve before your very eyes, you're in luck. In a creative stroke inspired by Hollywood wizardry, scientists have designed a simple way to observe how bacter...
Scientists Find New Antibiotic In The Human Nose
Scientists have discovered a bacterium living inside the human nose that produces an antibiotic capable of killing one of the most hard-to-treat pathogens — a pathogen that causes serious, even deadly...
Rio Olympic Games: 'Super Bacteria' Discovered In Rio's Waters As Olympics Near
A drug-resistant bacteria is growing below Rio de Janeiro's most stunning beaches. A group of Brazilian scientists have detected a drug-resistant bacteria growing off of some of Rio de Janeiro's most ...
Scientists Turn Bacteria Into Living Hard Drives
​Living organisms can store lines of code and pass them down to their progeny.​
Dust From Sahara Makes Significant Impact On Caribbean Sea Ecosystem, Research Shows
Atmospherically transported dust from the Sahara Desert, the largest desert in the world, is bringing iron and other nutrients to underwater plants in the Caribbean, but bacteria may be the first thin...
CDC: Obscure Blood Infection Spreads To Second State
An unprecedented outbreak of a rare blood infection caused by the Elizabethkingia bacteria has crossed from Wisconsin into Michigan, officials said.
Why You Should Take Your Shoes Off Before Entering Your Home, Backed By Science
While it may be commonplace in most Asian countries, the cultural norm of taking your shoes off before entering your home has yet to catch on in Europe and America. In Asian cultures it’s easily unde...
New "Superbug" Gene Found In Animals And People In China
A new gene that makes bacteria highly resistant to a last-resort class of antibiotics has been found in people and pigs in China - including in samples of bacteria with epidemic potential, researchers...
Deep-Sea Bacteria Could Help Neutralize Greenhouse Gas, Researchers Find
Carbon dioxide, a major contributor to the buildup of atmospheric greenhouse gases, can be captured and neutralized in a process known as sequestration. Most atmospheric carbon dioxide is produced fro...
A Microbiologist Recreated 'Starry Night' With Bacteria In A Petri Dish
If only Vincent van Gogh could have lived to see this strikingly accurate reproduction of his iconic "Starry Night" -- especially since, instead of oil on canvas, the work is a bacteria on petri. Beca...
Researchers Develop Novel Theoretical Approach To Reduce Antibiotic Resistance
It is estimated that each year in the United States 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to one or more types of antibiotics, and at least 23,000 people will die because ...
Has the secret to eternal life been found? Russian scientist says he is stronger and healthier after injecting himself with 3.5 MILLION year old immortal bacteria
A Russian scientist has injected himself with a 3.5 million year old 'eternal life' bacteria found in the Siberian permafrost - and says he is stronger and never gets ill.
Researchers Identify Signature Of Microbiomes Associated With Schizophrenia
In the most comprehensive study to date, researchers at the George Washington University have identified a potential link between microbes (viruses, bacteria and fungi) in the throat and schizophrenia...
Risk Of Premature Birth Linked To Vaginal Bacteria
Trillions of microbes share our bodies, living on the skin or in the gut, mouth or vagina, what scientists call our microbiome. Many of these germs play critical roles in health, from good digestion t...
Archaea
The Archaea (/ɑrˈkiːə/ or /ɑrˈkeɪə/; singular archaeon) constitute a domain or kingdom of single-celled microorganisms. These microbes are prokaryotes, meaning that they have no cell nucleus or any ot...
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Bacteria
Bacteria (/bækˈtɪəriə/; singular: bacterium) constitute a large domain of prokaryotic microorganisms. Typically a few micrometres in length, bacteria have a number of shapes, ranging from spheres to r...
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Protist
In some biological taxonomy schemes, protists (/ˈproʊtɨst/) are a large and diverse group of eukaryotic microorganisms, which belong to the kingdom Protista. There have been attempts to remove the kin...
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Advenella
Advenella is a genus in the phylum Proteobacteria (Bacteria). The two members of the genus Tetrathiobacter were transferred to this genus, namely Tetrathiobacter kashmirensis and Tetrathiobacter mimig...
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Flora (microbiology)
A microbiota is "the ecological community of commensal, symbiotic and pathogenic microorganisms that literally share our body space". Joshua Lederberg coined the term, emphasising the importance of mi...
Flora (microbiology) - Wikipedia
Bacteriophage T5
Bacteriophage T5 is a caudal virus within the family Siphoviridae. This bacteriophage specifically infects E. coli bacterial cells and follows a lytic life cycle.
The T5 structure includes a 90 na...
Symplocamide A
Symplocamide A is a newly discovered (2008) 3-amino-6-hydroxy-2-piperidone (Ahp) cyclodepsipeptide that has been isolated from a marine cyanobacteria in Papua New Guinea, which has only been identifie...
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Bacillus coagulans
Bacillus coagulans is a lactic acid-forming bacterial species within the genus Bacillus. The organism was first isolated and described as Bacillus coagulans in 1915 by B.W. Hammer at the Iowa Agricult...
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Bacterial phyla
Phylogenetic tree showing the diversity of bacteria, compared to other organisms. Eukaryotes are colored red, archaea green and bacteria blue.The bacterial phyla are the major lineages (phyla or div...
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Adlercreutzia
Adlercreutzia is a genus in the phylum Actinobacteria (Bacteria).
The name Adlercreutzia derives from:New Latin feminine gender noun Adlercreutzia, named after H. Adlercreutzm a Professor in Unive...
Chrysiogenaceae

The currently accepted taxonomy is based on the List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature (LSPN) and the phylogeny is based on 16S rRNA-based LTP release 106 by The All-Species Liv...
Capnocytophaga
Capnocytophaga is a genus of Gram-negative bacteria. Normally found in the oropharyngeal tract of mammals, they are involved in the pathogenesis of some animal bite wounds as well as periodontal disea...
Polyphosphate-accumulating organisms
Polyphosphate-accumulating organisms (PAOs) are a group of bacteria that, under certain conditions, facilitate the removal of large amounts of phosphorus from wastewater in a process, called enhanced ...
Bacillus marinus
Bacillus marinus is a bacterium used as a soil inoculant in agriculture and horticulture.