Microorganisms - 3 News by University of Georgia
Biosurfactants might offer an environmentally friendly solution for tackling oil spills
Biosurfactants are produced by microorganisms and can increase the bioavailability of oil components
25-Jul-2023 - Can biosurfactants increase microbiological oil degradation in North Sea seawater? An international research team from the universities of Stuttgart und Tübingen, together with the China West Normal University and the University of Georgia, have been exploring this question and the results have ...
Oil dispersants can suppress natural oil-degrading microorganisms
11-Nov-2015 - The use of chemical dispersants meant to stimulate microbial crude oil degradation can in some cases inhibit the microorganisms that naturally degrade hydrocarbons, according to a new study led by University of Georgia marine scientists. Their findings are based on laboratory-simulated conditions ...
Researchers discover biological basis of 'bacterial immune system'
30-Nov-2009 - Bacteria don't have easy lives. In addition to mammalian immune systems that besiege the bugs, they have natural enemies called bacteriophages, viruses that kill half the bacteria on Earth every two days. Still, bacteria and another class of microorganisms called archaea manage just fine, thank ...
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