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Mycobacteria

New study reveals how TB bacteria may survive in human tissues

Carbon monoxide is an infamous and silent killer that can cause death in minutes. But while it is deadly for us, some microorganisms actually thrive on it, by using this gas as an energy source.

Biology 30 July, 2019
Farm Sheeps

International research alliance discovers new strategies to reduce global agricultural methane emissions

An international research collaboration has made an important discovery in the quest to help lower global agricultural methane emissions.

Biology 27 June, 2019
Researchers discover microbes take advantage of carbon monoxide

Toxic for most, an energy source for others – researchers discover microbes take advantage of carbon monoxide

A trans-Tasman research team led by Monash biologists has shown that dominant bacteria within extreme environments prolong their survival by breaking down the components of air.

Biology 5 April, 2019
beaches clean our oceans

World-first research shows how beaches clean our oceans

They are invisible to the human eye, but they are there – millions of microbes in our beaches, breaking down the rubbish in our waters.

Science 12 March, 2019
Adams Flat

Living on thin air – researchers discover microbes that could survive beyond earth

Monash microbiologists have shown how life can exist in extreme environments.

Biology 7 December, 2017