Navigation Links
Choosing cheese
Date:7/17/2014

Go ahead and call Rachel Dutton's research cheesy if you must. As far as she's concerned, it's anything but an insult.

A Bauer Fellow at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences' Center for Systems Biology, Dutton and her lab study cheese or more precisely the bacteria and fungi that live on cheese, in an effort to better understand how microbial communities form.

After studying 137 varieties of cheese collected in 10 different countries, Dutton has been able to identify three general types of microbial communities that live on cheese, opening the door to using each as a "model" community for the study of whether and how various microbes and fungi compete or cooperate as they form communities, what molecules may be involved in the process and what mechanisms may be involved. The study is described in a July 17 paper in Cell.

"We often use model organisms like E. coli or C. elegans because they can give us an understanding of the basic mechanisms and principles of how biology works," Dutton said. "The goal of this work was to identify something like a model organism, but for microbial communities something we can bring into the lab and easily replicate and manipulate.

"The challenge in studying these communities is that many of the environments where they are found, such as the human body or the soil, are hard to replicate because they're so complicated," she continued. "Cheese seemed to offer a systemin which we knew exactly what these communities were growing on, so we thought we should be able to replicate that environment in the lab."

To understand what a model community might look like, Dutton and her lab first set out to identify dozens of naturally-occurring communities by collecting samples from the rinds of dozens of varieties of cheese around the world.

"We did some travelling in Europe and worked directly with a number of cheese-makers by having them send us samples or vising to collect samp
'/>"/>

Contact: Peter Reuell
preuell@fas.harvard.edu
617-496-8070
Harvard University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Thinking and choosing in the brain
2. Life on cheese
3. Pathogens in cheese
4. Swiss cheese crystal, or high-tech sponge?
5. New research shows cheese may prevent cavities
6. Combo-snacks of cheese and vegetables cut kids calories
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/18/2014)... Nov. 18, 2014   EyeLock Inc. , ... and MorphoTrust USA (Safran), a leading ... announced a strategic partnership to offer comprehensive biometric ... administration (MVA), airport screening and financial services markets. ... MorphoTrust serves consumers through a nationwide network of ...
(Date:11/12/2014)... Fla. , Nov. 12, 2014 Crossmatch™, ... today that its U.are.U ® fingerprint readers have ... chain in Central Mexico . The ... 2014 to eliminate payroll issues caused by employees clocking ... installing the U.are.U fingerprint readers, Montparnasse relied on paper ...
(Date:11/10/2014)... appearing on U.S. store shelves in early 2010, and ... The small packets can be tossed into a washing ... or powder. The convenience, though, has come with risks ... at Nationwide Children,s Hospital found that from 2012 through ... children younger than 6 years of age swallowing, inhaling, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):EyeLock, MorphoTrust Form Strategic Partnership to Pursue Commercial Enterprise Deployments 2EyeLock, MorphoTrust Form Strategic Partnership to Pursue Commercial Enterprise Deployments 3Montparnasse Pasteleria Achieves Time and Attendance Transparency with Crossmatch U.are.U Fingerprint Readers 2Study finds laundry detergent pods, serious poisoning risk for children 2
... GBIF Campaign? , Different users of the GBIF network ... of various types. Given the small size and coordination ... central activities to meet all of these needs. However, ... the GBIF network do coincide with the needs of these ...
... wont be making a stop at the Smithsonians National ... with love and romance, mating and dating at the ... encounter. Successful breeding is often much more complicated ... nature to take its course. Animals in captivity need ...
... coursing through the veins of men living in the North ... has been just published. Focusing on the Wirral in ... surnames were in existence as far back as medieval times, ... specifically linked to Scandinavian ancestry. The collaborative study, by ...
Cached Biology News:4 GBIF-endorsed campaigns underway 24 GBIF-endorsed campaigns underway 34 GBIF-endorsed campaigns underway 44 GBIF-endorsed campaigns underway 5Science, not romance, controls mating at Smithsonian's National Zoo 2Science, not romance, controls mating at Smithsonian's National Zoo 3Unravelling the Northwest's Viking past 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... 2014 BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy ... pharmacies, has an expanded team of Regional Pharmaceutical ... for prescriber offices in their regions, with specific ... have a variety of Regional Pharmaceutical Care Liaisons ... in hepatitis C help prescribers understand all the ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 18, 2014 ... software, announced the appointment of Siri Bryant as the ... the new Director of Core Implementations. These two new ... provide outstanding customer service by ensuring that iLab continues ... , “In the last four years, iLab has been ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 18, 2014 Egenix, Inc. is ... been elected Chairman of the Board, to succeed Donald ... CEO, but will continue as a member of the Board.  ... has added to the company over almost twenty years, the ... The Board of Directors has established a Search Committee to ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Bellingham, Washington, USA (PRWEB) December 16, 2014 ... Kirstin Baum, manager at Philipps- Universität Marburg’s Department ... optics and photonics, in the newly released ... 2015-2016. “And never be too shy to ask ... STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) occupations ranging ...
Breaking Biology Technology:BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy Expands ‘Regional Pharmaceutical Care Liaison’ Team 2BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy Expands ‘Regional Pharmaceutical Care Liaison’ Team 3iLab Solutions Announces Two New Leadership Positions to Meet the Needs of Its Growing Customer Base 2Network, Multitask, Persevere: SPIE Women in Optics Planner Subjects Share from Experience 2Network, Multitask, Persevere: SPIE Women in Optics Planner Subjects Share from Experience 3
... Pharma AG, today,announced a substantial expansion of its ... Medical Officer and Head of Global Clinical,Development, Dr. ... Dr,Hans Rensland as Vice President Regulatory Affairs, Dr. ... Dr. Markus Vogt as Vice,President of Quality and ...
... A combination of two drugs can selectively block pain-sensing ... such as touch, according to a new study by ... suggests an improved way to treat pain from childbirth ... new treatments to help the millions of Americans who ...
... Troy J. Campione, Ph.D., Joins Solazyme Executive Team, ... Solazyme, a,bioscience company pioneering biofuels and health/wellness products ... the position of senior,vice president of business development. ... finalization of,partnership agreements and contracts with major companies. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Nitec Pharma Expands Senior Management Team 2Nitec Pharma Expands Senior Management Team 3Nitec Pharma Expands Senior Management Team 4Treatment blocks pain without disrupting other functions 2Treatment blocks pain without disrupting other functions 3Solazyme Announces New Senior Vice President of Business Development 2
Chicken Anti-Human DNA-directed RNA Polymerase II 7.6 Kd Polypeptide (POLR2L Polyclonal AntibodyOther Sub-Family: not assigned-Other Applications: ELISA, Western Blot...
The BD CBA Human Apoptosis Kit can be used to quantitatively measure,cleaved PARP, Bcl-2, and active Caspase-3 protein levels in a single sample. The,Kit performance has been optimized for analysis o...
... apoptosis in mammalian cells. The CaspSCREEN ... simple and convenient means for detecting activation ... cells. The assay utilizes a substrate ... rhodamine 110 (D2R), a reported substrate for ...
The PROTEAN II slab gel casting stand is a component of the PROTEAN II XL and xi casting apparatus. It is supplied with gaskets....
Biology Products: