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Fascination of the invisible

Feb 14, 2020

Art and Science – this alliance offers many opportunities, especially when it comes to the tiny world of single-cell organisms. The mural painting of Alexa Garin-Fernandez at the entrance to the Department of Molecular Ecology at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology shows how this can...

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Mystery of marine recycling squad solved

Feb 7, 2020

Nitrogen cycling in shelf waters is crucial to reduce surplus nutrients, which rivers pour out into the ocean. Yet many of its aspects are poorly understood. Scientists from Bremen have now succeeded in finding answers to a longstanding mystery in a key process of the nitrogen cycle.

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The fascination of the unknown

Dec 12, 2019

Der Titel der Lesung legte bereits nahe, wohin die Reise gehen sollte: „Aufbruch in die Natur!  Expeditionen als Schnittstelle von Wissenschaft und Kunst – Eine Lesung zu Fernweh und Aufbruch, Natur und Mensch am Abgrund“. Darum ging es in der szenischen Lesung der Meeresforscherin Antje Boetius ...

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Discovery of an unusual protein

Nov 29, 2019

Scientists from Bremen discover an unusual protein playing a significant role in the Earth’s nitrogen cycle. The novel heme-containing cytochrome is involved in the anammox process, which is responsible for producing half of the dinitrogen gas in the atmosphere and important in greenhouse gas reg...

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A flexible lifestyle in low-oxygen areas of the sea

Nov 29, 2019

Microbes of the genus Arcobacter live in toxic and oxygen-poor areas of the ocean – this has been known for some time. Yet, how exactly do they do this? Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen have recently attempted to answer to this question. In the journal A...

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Deep-sea bacteria copy their neighbors' diet

Nov 18, 2019

A new group of symbiotic bacteria in deep-sea mussels surprises with the way they fix carbon: They use the Calvin cycle to turn carbon into tasty food. The bacteria acquired the genes for this process from neighboring symbiotic bacteria in the mussel. These results from a recent study by scientis...

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Something old, something new in the Ocean`s Blue

Nov 13, 2019

Microbiologists at the Max Planck Institutes in Marburg and Bremen have discovered a new metabolic process in the ocean. Ranging from molecular structures of individual genes and detection of their global distribution, their results give insight into the pathway process and its degradation produc...

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