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McCue will mix up a blend of natural rock dusts and sources of microbes for a biological seed starting blend.
The good stuff has a dusting of these microbes—a result of the fermentation process—on the outside, while those that are mass produced will try to fool you with rice flour.
But as revelers prepare to entertain guests this holiday season, a new study finds that ice cubes made in the home also are not microbe-free.
This research team reconstructed the genomes of 23 microbes and was able to identify two species of previously-undiscovered bacteria known as WPS-2 and AD3.
Another group reported that different gut microbes seemed to explain why mice from two separate suppliers responded differently to PD-1 blockers.
The drugs, including such best-sellers as Prilosec, Nexium and Prevacid, change the mix of gut microbes.
Although Cassini has been in space for 20 years -- seven spent traveling to Saturn, 13 within the Saturn system -- microbes from Earth could still viably exist on the spacecraft without air, water or protection from radiation.
Do these microbes, representing 52 strains from 31 species of bacteria, pose a significant health threat?
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A hint of the Greek word bios, meaning "life", can be seen in microbe. Microbes, or microorganisms, include bacteria, protozoa, fungi, algae, amoebas, and slime molds. Many people think of microbes as simply the causes of disease, but every human is actually the host to billions of microbes, and most of them are essential to our life. Much research is now going into possible microbial sources of future energy; algae looks particularly promising, as do certain newly discovered or created microbes that can produce cellulose, to be turned into ethanol and other biofuels.
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