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To the batcave! Scientists hunting white-nose syndrome clues discover new bacteria

Researchers from the Czech Republic recently had a lucky break when they discovered not one but two new species of bacteria in bats that were emerging from hibernation in the Jeseníky Mountains in the north of the country. The discoveries … Continue reading

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New to Science: July 2014

Each month, the Society for General Microbiology publishes the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, which details newly discovered species of bacteria, fungi and protists. Here are a few of the new species that have been discovered, and the places they’ve … Continue reading

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Bats and their viral tenants

Post by Sruthi Raghavan, Freelance science writer Bats are an important natural reservoir of gammaretroviruses, a type of retrovirus.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 We all know that bats roost in trees, caves and even houses. But they seem to be oblivious to, and … Continue reading

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