A river meanders lazily through the plains but, in rocky terrain, might tumble rapidly down as a waterfall, sometimes in multiple cascades. Charles Darwin had earlier proposed that changes in the characteristics of organisms happen very slowly over time and generations, just like the river’s gentle flow.
Researchers have used modified sugars to hamper the development of cell wall in disease-causing bacteria
Researchers have identified proteins behind bacterial mutation, paving the way for a sustainable treatment to bacterial diseases.
Researchers use a cocktail of bacteriophages to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells found to favour the survival of tuberculosis bacteria, instead of fighting it, shows a recent study.
Did you know that a humble bacterium influences chickpea's yield? While chickpea is believed to have come to India from Turkey a few centuries ago, from where did it get its microbe partner? Did the original rhizobium strain from Turkey hitch a ride along with its host, or did it find other local strains here? In a recent study, an international collaboration of researchers, including those from India, may have answers.
Scientists from ICAR-NDRI, Karnal, have observed the competition between our natural gut bacteria and pathogenic bacteria closely. They have identified some proteins involved in this interaction and have also produced microbeads, embedded with these proteins, that have the potential for oral administration to fight pathogenic bacteria.
Carbaryl is one of the commonly used pesticides for agricultural as well as non-agricultural use. But like any other insecticide, higher concentrations of Carbaryl in the soil can have adverse effects on humans and other organisms. The need to completely remove it from the environment or break it down into less harmful substances is of primary importance. Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), and Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB), Delhi, have achieved a significant breakthrough in identifying bacteria which can clean up this pesticide from the environment and understanding exactly how the breakdown occurs.
Researchers from IISER Kolkata and McMaster University, Canada, have studied a model of coexistence among bacteria.