Deadly Water Bacteria More Common Than Previously Thought

Deadly Water Bacteria More Common Than Previously Thought

A new study published in Nature Microbiology finds that a deadly bacteria known as Burkholderia pseudomallei is much more widely distributed than previously thought. This bacteria causes a disease called Melioidosis which has a fatality rate of 70% and is now...
Microbes May Increase Crop Yields

Microbes May Increase Crop Yields

A recent study investigated whether microbial seed coatings may be able to enhance crop yields. The scientists plants seeds with 2,000 different microbial coatings in 500,000 test plots. The idea is that some bacteria can help provide nutrients (i.e. nitrogen) to...