Ecological drivers of bacterial community assembly in synthetic phycospheres [Ecology]
Marine Ecology

Ecological drivers of bacterial community assembly in synthetic phycospheres [Ecology]

Edited by Edward F. DeLong, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, and approved January 6, 2020 (received for review October 3, 2019) SignificanceThe regions surrounding living marine phytoplankton cells harbor communities of heterotrophic bacteria that play roles in carbon and energy flux in the microbial ocean and have global-scale carbon cycle implications. Yet, the…

UN meet kicks off in Gujarat: India’s actions compliant with Paris goal on temperature, says PM
Marine Ecology

UN meet kicks off in Gujarat: India’s actions compliant with Paris goal on temperature, says PM

By: Express News Service | Gandhinagar | Published: February 18, 2020 12:37:34 am Replicas of the Great Indian Bustard at the Mahatma Mandir, the venue of the CMS COP 13 event, in Gandhinagar. (Express photo)Highlighting India’s rich biological diversity and sustained efforts towards conservation of ecology, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India…

There’s chlamydia in the Arctic Ocean
Nature & Science

There’s chlamydia in the Arctic Ocean

Chlamydia is alive and well in the Arctic Ocean, scientists have discovered. The bacteria is infamous for causing sexually-transmitted infections in humans but it seems they’re also partial to deep Arctic ocean sediments. Apparently, it is capable of living in immense pressure in oxygen-devoid conditions and without a host organism. The team of researchers that…

Coronavirus latest: Why the International Space Station is NOT the safest place to be
Nature & Science

Coronavirus latest: Why the International Space Station is NOT the safest place to be

Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has infected more than 135,000 people globally and the death toll nears 5,000. The virus pays no mind to borders and has spread to 127 countries since last December. But there is one, seemingly insurmountable border the coronavirus will likely not cross – space. As coronavirus infects more and more people with every…