Marine microbes are uniquely responsible for carrying out processes that are essential for all of earth’s biogeochemical cycles, including many that play a role in climate change.
Microorganisms living underneath the surface of the earth have a total carbon mass of 15 to 23 billion tons, hundreds of times more than that of humans, according to findings announced by the Deep Carbon Observatory and coauthored by UT Professor of Microbiology Karen Lloyd.
The National Science Foundation announced support for a variety of studies aimed at understanding Earth’s biodiversity, including a project led by UT’s Frank Loeffler.
Research led by Karen Lloyd says that uncultured microbes could be dominating nearly all the environments on earth except for the human body.
Microbiology professor Steven W. Wilhelm’s Science Philanthropy Alliance article from June 2017 was referenced in a recent New York Times article about viruses.
Microbiology graduate research assistant Karissa Cross spoke with Knoxville News Sentinel about her work with the D. Oralis bacteria cultivated at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
UT microbiology assistant professor Karen Lloyd interviewed with the host of Brigham Young University’s Radio show, ‘Top of Mind’ with Julie Rose.
A new study from UT has identified certain chemical receptors in cells that could deceive the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa and improve patient response to drugs.
Public officials and scientists need a different way to monitor toxins from algae blooms so they can be detected quicker and before they spread through the water supply, according to a new UT study about the 2014 Toledo crisis that affected Monroe County.
In August 2014, toxins from algal blooms in Lake Erie shut down the city of Toledo, Ohio’s water supply, leaving half a million residents without potable water for more than two days. A new study co-authored by UT researchers shows that a virus may have been involved in the crisis and suggests methods for more
In a study published recently in the Journal of Glaciology, researchers report new information on Blood Falls. Multiple outlets—including Simple Most, Bustle, Outdoor Hub, and Popular Science—reported on the recent findings. This study confirms the speculation of a 2015 paper by Jill Mikucki, an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology, into a confirmed fact—and
An international team of researchers including UT faculty has discovered a hidden world of giant viruses within a teaspoon of seawater. The findings could help scientists directly examine the genetic potential of a virus without first having to grow it in a lab.