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Creatures from the Dark Lagoons
Winter 2007
Cynthia Haseltine wants everyone to know that the microbes she works with are not bacteria.They look like bacteria; each Sulfolobus is a single cell that has one circular chromosome and lacks a nucleus. But in their genes and the way they read and...
Categories: Biological sciences
Tags: Microbes, Microbiology

Tough Microbes
Spring 2005
They might not eat nails, exactly, but these tough little critters might hold the key to some heavy-duty environmental cleanup.
Categories: Biological sciences
Tags: Lake Coeur d'Alene, Microbes

A Quick Test for a Killer
Summer 2004
While Listeria monocytogenes accounts for only 1/100th of 1 percent of all food-borne illnesses in the United States, it's responsible for a whopping 28 percent of annual deaths. Development of a quick test for the pathogen promises to drastically reduce that statistic.
Categories: Health sciences, Food
Tags: Genetics, Microbes, Diseases

Extreme Diversity—in Soap Lake
Spring 2004
Soap Lake is surrounded by dark shores, sheer rock walls, a primeval landscape. Its waters have long been thought by some to cure certain maladies. It is also home to strange, hardy organisms that live nowhere else.
Categories: Environmental studies
Tags: Water, Chemical engineering, Microbes