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Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology

“Unprecedented” New Form of Symbiosis Discovered

Energy-providing bacterial endosymbiont enables its unicellular eukaryotic host to breathe nitrate, demonstrating that unicellular eukaryotes may acquire endosymbionts to complement or replace functions of their…

New Microbe Produces Methane From Crude Oil

Mi­cro­scopy sug­gests that the re­cently dis­covered mi­crobe Meth­an­ol­i­paria pro­duces meth­ane from crude oil all by them­selves. The tiny organisms cling to oil droplets and perform…