A bacterium whose genome includes the genome of a temperate bacteriophage.
What does “delicatessen” actually mean? After deli meat recall, learn the name of what caused the risk.
On Tuesday, a division of Tyson Foods Inc recalled 380,000 pounds of deli meat, saying that it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The meat was used in sandwiches sold at Wal-Mart stores. Luckily, there have been no reported illnesses. Unfortunately, we often hear about salmonella. (Read more about salmonella here.) How does it differ from listeria? Listeria is a hardy bacterium that can cause food …
What’s the infamous chemical that makes NASA’s new life discovery so amazing, and why is it such a big deal?
Few poisons are more notorious than arsenic. So, scientists were recently shocked to find that a strange bacterium called Halomonadaceae (a type of protobacteria) in Mono Lake, California, is actually thriving on it. The finding is blowing researchers’ minds, showing how much more there is to be discovered about the types of life forms that may exist both on Earth and in space. To give you an idea …
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