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Essential Science: Semi-synthetic bacterium created

Scientists have created a semi-synthetic, functioning bacterium in the lab that has fewer than 500 genes. The importance of "500" is that no bacterium in nature has less than 500 genes.

Salmonella: Trickier Than We Imagined

Salmonella is serving up a surprise not only for tomato lovers around the country but also for scientists who study the rod-shaped bacterium.

Researchers Seek to Disarm TB's 'Molecular Weapon'

Scientists at the University of Leicester are claiming a new advance in their fight against the resurgence of TB in Britain.They have isolated the molecular ‘weapons’ of the bacterium and are now assessing ways to make the bacterium impotent.

Listeria Scare In UK

There is a scare in UK right now after the bacterium Listeria has been found in sandwiches distributed to several locations by the company Anchor Catering.

Trillium Health Centre C. difficile outbreak possibly related to Sault Ste. Marie cases

A C. difficile outbreak at a Mississauga hospital may be linked to an outbreak in Sault Ste. Marie.
 

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Delftia acidovorans is a Gram-negative nonspore-forming  aerobe  rod-shaped bacterium known for its ...
Delftia acidovorans is a Gram-negative nonspore-forming, aerobe, rod-shaped bacterium known for its ability to produce gold nuggets.
Microbe World
Listeria monocytogenes grown on Listeria Selective Agar.
Listeria monocytogenes grown on Listeria Selective Agar.
James.folsom
A Bacillus species bacterium growing on a Petri-dish (from Tim Sandle s laboratory)
A Bacillus species bacterium growing on a Petri-dish (from Tim Sandle's laboratory)
The unusual shape of the cholera bacterium
The unusual shape of the cholera bacterium
Tom Kirn, Ron Taylor, Louisa Howard
The micrograph shows the bacterium Photorhabdus luminescens. The cells labeled in red produce the ag...
The micrograph shows the bacterium Photorhabdus luminescens. The cells labeled in red produce the aggregation factor. (Source: )
Ralf Heermann, LMU

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