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Taming the Wild Cheese Fungus

  • Oct. 15, 2019
The flavors of fermented foods are heavily shaped by the fungi that grow on them, but the evolutionary origins of those fungi aren’t well understood. Experimental findings published this week in mBio offer microbiologists a new view on how those molds evolve from wild strains into the domesticated ones used in food production. 

Saranac Laboratory Named an ASM Milestones in Microbiology Site for its Groundbreaking Tuberculosis Research

  • Oct. 11, 2019
The American Society for Microbiology is honored to designate the Saranac Laboratory as a Milestones in Microbiology site for its fundamental contributions to the understanding and treatment of tuberculosis (TB).

Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance: ASM Microbe 2019 Session Highlights

  • Oct. 9, 2019
Four ASM Microbe 2019 sessions highlight the depth and breadth of Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance content at the premier meeting for microbial sciences. Recordings available for purchase.

DNA Metabarcoding Useful for Analyzing Human Diet

  • Oct. 8, 2019
A new study demonstrates that DNA metabarcoding provides a promising new method for tracking human plant intake, suggesting that similar approaches could be used to characterize the animal and fungal components of human diets.

Applied and Environmental Science Session Highlights from ASM Microbe 2019

  • Oct. 7, 2019
Eight ASM Microbe 2019 sessions highlight the depth and breadth of Applied and Environmental Science content at the premier meeting for microbial sciences. Recordings available for purchase.