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The Role of Microbes in Earth’s Biodiversity and Ecosystems: Primary Production

Microorganisms, tiny but mighty, play a critical role in maintaining the health and function of Earth’s biodiversity and ecosystems. They are incredibly diverse and can be found everywhere, from volcanoes to freezing polar regions. Microbial diversity encompasses not only taxonomic diversity but also functional diversity, as each microorganism's interaction is unique, with various metabolic capacities, activities, and interactions in each specific ecosystem [1][2]. What Are Primary Producers? Almost all life on Earth depends directly or indirectly on primary production. Primary producers, also known as autotrophs ("self-nourishers"), are organisms that harness energy from sunlight and gather materials from non-living sources[3]. [...]

By |May 22nd, 2024|Categories: Awareness Day, Microbiology|0 Comments

From Botulism to Botox: Exploring Clostridium Botulinum

Meet Clostridium botulinum, a microbe with both impressive capabilities and serious risks. This bacterium causes botulism - a rare but severe condition that can lead to flaccid muscle paralysis and respiratory failure. However, the same characteristics that make C. botulinum lethal also can make it beneficial.

By |May 16th, 2024|Categories: Microbiology|0 Comments

Get to know Nature’s Antimicrobial Ally: Streptomyces spp.

These bacteria have become the most important source of antibiotics today. Streptomyces are an essential gram-positive genus, vital in producing numerous antibiotics globally. Remarkably, between 70 to 80% of natural-product antibiotics discovered trace their origins back to these microorganisms.

By |April 29th, 2024|Categories: Bacterial Top Facts|0 Comments

Exploring the Universe of Space Microbiology and the Importance of Risk Assessments for Human Space Missions

Microorganisms, the resilient inhabitants of Earth for billions of years, long before humans existed, have adapted to flourish in harsh environments. The capacity of microorganisms to withstand challenging conditions prompts a crucial question: “Can they also survive in space?”.

By |February 28th, 2024|Categories: Microbiology|0 Comments

From Mistletoe Kiss to Medicinal Therapy: The Healing Properties of Mistletoe

During the holiday, European Mistletoe (Viscum album L.) is a typical decoration hung from doorways and ceilings. It is known to invite romantic gestures beneath its leaves, making it a symbol of affection and festive spirit. However, mistletoe holds a hidden secret – it has a connection to the world of medicine that spans centuries and continents. Mistletoe is a unique, poisonous semi-parasitic plant known for its iconic clusters of white or red berries. It thrives on a variety of host trees by extracting water and nutrients from their circulatory system. However, this plant is not entirely parasitic since [...]

By |December 15th, 2023|Categories: Awareness Day|0 Comments
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