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Microbes can grow on nitric oxide (NO)

Mar 18, 2019

Nitric oxide (NO) is a central molecule of the global nitrogen cycle. A study by Boran Kartal from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany, and colleagues reveals that microorganisms can grow on NO at concentrations that would be lethal to all other lifeforms. Their results, whi...

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New key players in the methane cycle

Mar 4, 2019

Methane is not only a powerful greenhouse gas, but also a source of energy. Microorganisms therefore use it for their metabolism. They do so much more frequently and in more ways than was previously assumed, as revealed by a study now published in Nature Microbiology by researchers from the Max P...

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MARUM Research Award for Stefan Becker

Feb 8, 2019

For his dissertation "Biocatalytic quantification of laminarin – a major carbohydrate polymer in the ocean" Stefan Becker receives this years' MARUM Research Award. The award is presented to young marine scientists who have written out­stand­ing mas­ter's or doc­toral theses.

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