Clean water

UNICEF estimates that over 2.2 billion people worldwide do not have access to clean drinking water. Micro-organisms are responsible for a host of waterborne diseases, but simultaneously offer solutions in purifying water and improving sanitation. Biofertilizers offer promising solutions for reduced nutrient runoff and wastewater recycling. As well as applying microbes to combat the problem, applied microbiologists can use their knowledge of health and disease to reduce cases of waterborne disease.


Microplastics limit energy production in tiny freshwater species

Microplastic pollution reduces energy production in a microscopic creature found in freshwater worldwide, new research shows.

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Study shines new light on ancient microbial dark matter

An international research team reveals a first in-depth look at Omnitrophota – one of the world’s oldest and tiniest bacteria.

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