Warming Temperatures could Trigger Starvation, Extinctions in Deep Oceans
Biodiversity in many of these areas is defined by the meager amount of food reaching the seafloor and over the next 80 plus years, in certain parts of the world, that amount of food will be cut in half, said Dr. Andrew Thurber, an OSU marine ecologist and co-author of[...]
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Molecule Shows Ability to Thwart Pathogens' Genetic Resistance to Antibiotic
Dr. Bruce Geller ( Video ) and scientists at OSU were part of a collaboration that has discovered how to stop bacterial resistance to penicillin. Full Article . Also, Microbiology: Research That Wows .
New Phytoplankton Groups Favor Warmer Oceans
One of the phytoplankton lineages appears to be an entirely new group of phytoplankton. MBARI researchers, working with OSU's Stephen Giovannoni, concluded this single-celled protistan group took a separate evolutionary path from the haptophyte algae, which arose between 1 billion and 637 million years ago. Full Article
Proteomics Method Measures Carbon Uptake of Marine Microbes
Science Daily: In a paper published in the American Society for Microbiology mSystems senior author Oregon State microbiologist Dr. Ryan Mueller describes a successful trial of a new method of identifying the carbon uptake of specific marine bacterioplankton taxa. The proteomic technique, "...shows how much[...]