Disturbance could boost microbe protection of mangroves


Engineering disturbance in mangrove sediments could help to conserve these habitats by boosting their microbiome, a new study suggests.

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Food security

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Plant and microbial innovation hub in Norwich gets green light

Funding has been confirmed for the development of a ground-breaking plant and microbial science and innovation hub, providing world-class facilities for the John Innes Centre (JIC) and The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL).

Clean Water


Antiscalants for desalination membranes may contain bacteria-boosting chemicals


Identifying the components of membrane antiscalants that cause biofouling could help make seawater desalination a more sustainable source of fresh water, scientists say.