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What are Some Examples of Microorganisms?
March 3, 2017

What are Some Examples of Microorganisms?

The Longitude Prize aims to tackle growing levels of antimicrobial resistance, but what exactly are we up against? The global problem of antibiotic resistance is fast becoming one of the major scientific issues of modern times. The development of new antibiotics is slow and difficult work but bacterial resistance is decreasing our arsenal of existing drugs posing…

When were Microorganisms Discovered
March 6, 2017

When were Microorganisms Discovered

Discovery expands the tree of life Researchers have discovered that previously unidentified microorganisms have a genetic element that enables them to self-mutate. What s more, these organisms are so plentiful they dramatically expand the diversity of the tree of life. This discovery reveals how rapid evolution happens in some of Earth s smallest and most common…

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