Category: Bacteria

Microbacterium hatanonis.

Scientists discover a new strain of bacteria that lives in hairspray. (via)

Tags: Bacteria Discovery Products.

Mycoplasma mobile.

Scientists build motor that is powered by living bacteria. (via)

Tags: Bacteria Locomotion Nanoscale Nanostructures Nanotechnology Power Research.

Ralstonia metallidurans.

Bacteria discovered that secretes pure gold.

Tags: Bacteria Biofilm Discovery Gold Precious metals.

Bacterial nanowires.

Microbiologist discovers that bacteria can sprout tiny wires called pili which can be bioengineered to power electronic devices. (via)

Tags: Bacteria Bioengineering Discovery Energy Microbiology Power.

Shewanella oneidensis MR-1.

Bacterium that protects metallic surfaces from corrosion by actually incorporating the metal into its metabolism.

Tags: Bacteria Corrosion Metals Protection Research.


Protein discovered in bacteria that allow them to have their own immune system.

Tags: Bacteria Discovery Disease Immune system Research.

Lactobacillus bulgaricus.

Biologists sequence the DNA of a common bacteria and discover that it may have evolved to the point where it can only survive in yogurt.

Tags: Bacteria Discovery DNA Evolution Food.

Nutritional competence.

Scientists discover that bacteria eat DNA.

Tags: Bacteria Discovery DNA Food Research.


Compound discovered that kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (via)

Tags: Antibiotics Bacteria Discovery Disease.

Magnetotactic bacteria.

High school student uses bacteria to produce an electric current for his science fair project.

Tags: Bacteria Electricity Science.

7-O-malonyl-macrolactin A.

Natural substance discovered that inhibits the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (via)

Tags: Antibiotics Bacteria Discovery.

Caulobacter crescentus.

Bacterium that is nature’s strongest glue can withstand force of 5 tons per square inch.

Tags: Bacteria Research.

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