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The viruses of the North Sea

Sep 13, 2021

A new study in ISME Journal provides exciting insights into the life of marine viruses in the North Sea during the spring bloom. Off the offshore island of Helgoland, researchers led by Nina Bartlau from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology found a dynamic viral community that can str...

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Max Planck Society honors trainees

Sep 1, 2021

Every year, the Max Planck Society (MPS) awards 20 trainee prizes to the best trainees at its 86 institutes and research facilities. This year, one of the prizes goes to Mandy Knutzen, a chemical laboratory assistant trainee at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Marine Microbiology.

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Sea4Society Project is Underway

Aug 27, 2021

De­vel­op­ing in­nov­at­ive and so­cially ac­cep­ted ap­proaches to im­prove the nat­ural po­ten­tial for car­bon stor­age in ve­get­a­tion-rich coastal eco­sys­tems: that is the goal of the new re­search con­sor­tiumsea4soCiety, in which the Max Planck In­sti­tute for Mar­ine Mi­cro­bi­o­logy in...

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A long day for microbes, and the rise of oxygen on Earth

Aug 2, 2021

Life on Earth today relies on the presence of oxygen. However, the process behind the step-wise rise of oxygen levels in the atmosphere, which took place over nearly two billion years, remains under debate. An international team of scientists around Judith Klatt from the Max Planck Institute for ...

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New AP-SMALDI-5AF laser ion source installed

Jul 23, 2021

A new laser ion source was installed in our lab. With the brand new AP-SMALDI-5AF we are able to do routine measurements at spatial resolution down to 5 µm. Additionally we increase measurement speed and sample throughput up to ten fold if a lower mass resolution is acceptable. 

 

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Enzyme skyscrapers help microbes grow

Jul 15, 2021

Scientists from three Max Planck Institutes (MPI), the MPI for Medical Research in Heidelberg, the MPI for Marine Microbiology in Bremen and the MPI for Biophysics in Frankfurt and the Radboud University in Nijmegen have successfully determined the structure of the enzyme which produces a large p...

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Symbionts without borders: Bacterial partners travel the world

Jul 12, 2021

This pandemic year has seen us confined to our homes and restricted from travelling the world. Not so for some microscopic bacteria in the ocean: Throughout the globe, they partner up with clams from the family Lucinidae, which live unseen in the sand beneath the shimmering blue waters of coastal...

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How ethane-consuming microbes pick up their favorite dish

Jul 2, 2021

Hot vents in the deep sea are home to microbes that feed on ethane. They were discovered recently from scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology. Now the researchers from Bremen succeeded in finding an important component in the microbial conversion of the gas. They were able...

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The earthworm in new light

Jun 29, 2021

Even if they seem very common for us – earthworms are special because they keep our soil healthy, all over the world. From the outside they appear simple and inconspicuous. But what the earthworm looks like from the inside, from its organs to the microbes and parasites that colonize it, has been ...

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