Ocean Sustainability

Over 70% of the earth is covered in water, which serves as a vital resource human subsistence. Contamination and acidification pose major threats to aquatic health and biodiversity. Microbes offer a promising solution in their ability to breakdown contamination from oil spills and plastics. Applied microbiologists can play a significant part in understanding biodiversity, contributing to solutions, and encouraging stewardship.

Biomineralization offers sustainable strategy against microbial corrosion in marine concrete


Researchers have introduced a novel biomineralization strategy, which effectively isolates marine concrete from microbially induced corrosion, contributing to the achievement of sustainable coastal structures.

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Bacteria in the Arctic seabed are active all year round


Despite the pronounced seasonality in their habitat, the bacterial community in Arctic sediments is taxonomically and functionally very stable, a new study finds.

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