Monthly Archives: May 2016

That zincing feeling – fungal adaptation to pollutants

800px-Pinus_sylvestris_Watereri_01 credit Agnieszka Kwieceri

Xenobiotics are foreign chemicals found in organisms or in the environment. They have a big environmental and economic impact worldwide because they can kill or limit the growth of organisms. It is therefore important to remove them from the environment, and one way we can do this is by employing bioremediators such as the fungi. Laura Coninx discusses the zinc tolerance mechanism of the fungus, Suillus luteus.

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Karma Bacterium: new additions to the Culture Club

Microbe Karma

Hilary Browne, Advanced Research Assistant in the Host-Microbiota Interactions Laboratory group, at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute talks here about how they seeks to understand the role our microbiota play in human health and disease. In this blog, originally posted on the Sanger Institute blog, Hilary talks through the process they recently developed to culture, identify and store these bacteria.