Sphaerotheca varshaabhu is a newly discovered species of burrowing frog from urban Bengaluru.

Bacteria

Bengaluru
10 Jan 2023

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.

Mumbai
20 Nov 2020

Researchers have used modified sugars to hamper the development of cell wall in disease-causing bacteria

Kolkata
18 Jan 2021

Researchers have identified proteins behind bacterial mutation, paving the way for a sustainable treatment to bacterial diseases.

Bengaluru
18 Dec 2020

Researchers use a cocktail of bacteriophages to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis.

New Delhi
4 Aug 2020

Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells found to favour the survival of tuberculosis bacteria, instead of fighting it, shows a recent study.

 

Bengaluru
21 May 2020

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.

 

Bengaluru
4 Feb 2019

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. 

Bengaluru
17 Sep 2019

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.

Kolkata
13 Feb 2019

Researchers from IISER Kolkata and McMaster University, Canada, have studied a model of coexistence among bacteria.

Mumbai
7 Feb 2019

Researchers from IITB, have synthesised silver nanoparticles with antibacterial properties extracted from a type of dung-loving fungi.