wild lichen

Using metagenomic techniques to explore lichens

Researchers have used a metagenomics approach to piece together the genomes of yeasts found in wild…

By Vicky Hatch


Phages invading gut bacteria.

The thousands of viruses living in your gut

Scientists identify more than 140 000 virus species in the human gut; more than half have never been seen…

By Oana Stroe


Image of Bridge of Sighs in Cambridge, UK, with animated microbes in the river water.

Monitoring dangerous bacteria in freshwater

Freshwater sports can cause waterborne infections, but real-time DNA sequencing could…

By Oana Stroe


Microscopy image of radiolarians - unicellular organisms found in the upper layers of the ocean. They are major exporters of organic carbon to the deep ocean.

Microbiomes help predict the future of the Atlantic

Microbiomes, plastics, and connectivity – AtlantECO aims to understand the fabric of the Atlantic…

By Oana Stroe


A magnifying glass hovers over the human gut, revealing its biodiversity.

Unparalleled inventory of the human gut ecosystem

An international team of scientists has collated all known bacterial genomes from the human gut microbiome into a single large database. Their work…

By Mehdi Khadraoui


Mouth and gut are highlighted as locations for genetic material compared by scientists

Many gut microbes may originate in the mouth

Many microbes traverse the oral-gut…

By Josh Tapley


Looking for life using geobiology

Meet the organisers of EMBO’s first course on molecular…

By Edward Dadswell


Global warfare between bacteria and fungi in soil. IMAGE: Hildebrand/Krolik in collaboration with Campbell Medical Illustration/EMBL

Understanding soil through its microbiome

First global survey of soil genomics reveals a war between fungi and…

By Iris Kruijen


Metagenomics data at EMBL-EBI

Microbiomes: Our humble overlords

What's a microbiome? How on Earth do they…

By Mary Todd Bergman


Ocean Sampling Day 2014

Capturing marine biodiversity

Data from first ever worldwide Ocean Sampling Day will be shared via EMBL-EBI resources this…

By Mary Todd Bergman


Bacterial balance that keeps us healthy

The thousands of bacteria, fungi and other microbes that live in our gut are essential contributors to our good health. They break down toxins,…

By Guest author(s)


Researchers establish international human microbiome consortium

Today at a meeting organised by the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, scientists from around the globe announced…

By Guest author(s)

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