Microbiome/Microbiology


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Metagenomics and microbial single cell genomics – a winning team

Deciphering the world around us – the “microbial dark matter” (1) – is a remaining challenge in environmental microbiology. Even after decades of 16S rRNA gene-based surveys, there are strong indications that the diversity of bacteria is still not exhaustively described even on high taxonomic (phylum) levels and that 16S rRNA sequences, representing novel bacterial… Read article →



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March webinar series: Explore the host response and defense mechanisms

The immune system is an intricate host defense system of unique, yet highly coordinated responses to pathogens. The immune response is divided into two phases – innate and adaptive. Innate immunity provides the first line of defense through different families of pattern-recognition receptors (PRRs), such as Toll-like receptors (TLRs). Adaptive immunity, in the form of… Read article →