Tag: bacteria

So-Called ‘Longevity Vitamin’ Might Hold More Importance than Scientists Thought

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research from a University of Florida microbiologist shows that disease-causing bacteria compete with their human hosts for a key micronutrient. Although queuine (pronounced KYOO-in) has been identified as essential to human health – a… Read More

Lethal Bronzing Confirmed in Marion County

Lethal bronzing, a fatal palm tree disease, has been confirmed in Marion County. This disease was first discovered in Florida in 2006.  Up until last year it was confirmed in the majority of south Florida and north into… Read More

UF/IFAS Researcher Aims to Improve Bacteria Treatments for Cows, Humans

University of Florida scientists believe they can develop new antimicrobials that will benefit dairy cattle and, eventually, humans by treating bacteria that normally resist antibiotics. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria take a serious toll on cattle and humans. On the human… Read More

Evolution of Symbiotic Organs Helps Squids, Other Animals Survive  

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Animals need microbes to survive and thrive, and many organisms have evolved mutually beneficial organs to house these microbes, said a University of Florida scientist. Scientists call the relationship between these organs “symbiotic” because they… Read More

I Ain’t Afraid of No Slime Mold

Just when we thought we had our Leon County Extension vermicompost bins all figured out for recycling office food waste with the aid of worms…aliens invaded. I instinctively started looking all over for my “Ghostbusters” proton gun and… Read More