Navigation Links
UCLA life scientists, colleagues differentiate microbial good and evil
Date:1/9/2014

To safely use bacteria in agriculture to help fertilize crops, it is vital to understand the difference between harmful and healthy strains. The bacterial genus Burkholderia, for example, includes dangerous disease-causing pathogens one species has even been listed as a potential bioterrorist agent but also many species that are safe and important for plant development.

Can the microbial good and evil be told apart? Yes, UCLA life scientists and an international team of researchers report Jan. 8 in the online journal PLOS ONE.

"We have shown that a certain group of Burkholderia, which have just been discovered in the last 12 years as plant-growth promoting bacteria, are not pathogenic," said the study's senior author, Ann Hirsch, a professor of molecular, cell, and developmental biology in the UCLA College of Letters and Science. "This opens up the possibility of using these particular species for promoting plant growth through the process of nitrogen fixation, particularly in areas of climate change. This will have a major impact, especially on people in the developing world in producing protein-rich crops."

Nitrogen fixation is a process by which helpful bacteria that have entered the roots of plants convert nitrogen in the atmosphere into ammonia, which helps the plants thrive. The findings of Hirsch and her colleagues indicate that several recently discovered Burkholderia species, including Burkholderia tuberum, could be used cautiously in nitrogen fixing. These species, the scientists discovered, lack those genes that make other Burkholderia species harmful agents of infection.

"Bacteria that fix atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia, such as Burkholderia, are critical for plant growth," said Hirsch, whose laboratory studies many aspects of the complex symbiosis between plants and bacteria. "We're especially interested in these recently described Burkholderi
'/>"/>

Contact: Stuart Wolpert
swolpert@support.ucla.edu
310-206-0511
University of California - Los Angeles
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Worlds scientists, researchers and nutrition experts convene to explore the benefits of mushrooms
2. American Chemical Society resource connects scientists, discoveries, chemistry & biology interface
3. Maintaining Earths sustainability: Scientists, engineers, educators take coordinated approach
4. Hypertension researcher encourages colleagues to expand their focus
5. U-M researcher and colleagues predict possible record-setting Gulf of Mexico dead zone
6. Virginia Tech adjunct and colleagues refute a study on racial bias report in NIH awards
7. Microbiome in gut, mouth, and skin of low birth weight infants differentiate weeks after birth
8. BUSM study shows potential of differentiated iPS cells in cell therapy without immune rejection
9. How to Differentiate Your Pharmaceutical Product in the Personalized Medicine Segment
10. Molecular spectroscopy tracks living mammalian cells in real time as they differentiate
11. New CU-Boulder-led study finds microbial clock may help determine time of death
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/30/2014)... is available in German . ... prompt our fellow humans to behave socially? This is ... in game theory. Previous studies assumed that it is ... scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology ... an influence on the cooperative behaviour of others. However, ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... , Oct. 29, 2014  Securus Technologies, ... justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, ... has deployed exciting enhancements to its THREADS™ ... to provide actionable intelligence and focused leads ... to drive technological innovation through identifying and ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... Online registration is open for the ... Scientific Meeting. SIR 2015 is the one ... trainees and related health care professionals can ... image-guided science and technologies being presented, discussed ... community in minimally invasive, image-guided medicine, SIR ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Together we are strong -- or insufferable 2Together we are strong -- or insufferable 3Together we are strong -- or insufferable 4Securus Technologies Adds Advanced Features to Its Industry-Leading Investigative Analytics Product 2SIR 2015: Interventional radiology shapes tomorrow's medicine 2
... Capitol Hill, experts discussed how federally funded university research ... hearing, "Fueling Local Economies: Research, Innovation and Jobs," was ... by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY). Expert witnesses focused ... Samuel Stanley, president of Stony Brook University; Zachary Shulman, ...
... will present seven societal awards to distinguished ecologists at ... Pittsburgh. The meeting, which has the theme "Global Warming: ... future," draws a critical combination of more than 3,000 ... and consequences of global warming and to discuss the ...
... years as an herbal remedy to prevent or treat colds, ... medicines in North America. However, in spite of its popularity, ... immune system are conflicting. Now researchers from ... investigating the possibility that Echinacea has other potentially more important ...
Cached Biology News:NY state the focus of Congressional hearing on how research and innovation fuel local economies 2NY state the focus of Congressional hearing on how research and innovation fuel local economies 3Ecological Society of America announces 2010 award recipients 2Ecological Society of America announces 2010 award recipients 3Ecological Society of America announces 2010 award recipients 4
(Date:10/30/2014)... 2014 The report “Fragrance Ingredients Market ... (Cosmetics & Toiletries, and Soaps & Detergents) & by ... defined and segmented the Fragrance Ingredients Market with analyses ... of value. The market has been segmented on the ... Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of the World (ROW); ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... October 30, 2014 2014 Deep ... Industry” is a professional and in-depth research report ... basic Naltrexone HCL information, including its definition, classification, ... industry overview. This research covers the international market ... global industry analysis covering macroeconomic environment & economic ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... 2014 James Sherley says he has been ... stem cell technology since his days as a principal investigator ... the late 1990’s. Sherley founded the ASCTC as a ... all the intellectual property developed in Sherley’s research over the ... Institute of Technology (MIT), and more recently as a senior ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Ras Al Khaimah, UAE (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 ... the appointment of Dr. James A. Manganello, Chairman of the ... (NSCEC) of The Bahamas. The appointment was made by ... The Bahamas on September 24th, 2014. , More ... Cell Therapy and Research Bill , Prime Minister Perry Christie ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Fragrance Ingredients Market worth $17,104.21 Million by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Fragrance Ingredients Market worth $17,104.21 Million by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Fragrance Ingredients Market worth $17,104.21 Million by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Fragrance Ingredients Market worth $17,104.21 Million by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 5Naltrexone HCL Market & Nalbuphine HCL Industry Analysis for Global, China Regions Now at DeepResearchReports.com 2Naltrexone HCL Market & Nalbuphine HCL Industry Analysis for Global, China Regions Now at DeepResearchReports.com 3Boston’s Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Introduces A New Technology for Monitoring Previously Elusive Adult Stem Cells 2Boston’s Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Introduces A New Technology for Monitoring Previously Elusive Adult Stem Cells 3Boston’s Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Introduces A New Technology for Monitoring Previously Elusive Adult Stem Cells 4Grace Century’s Stem Cell Biobank Project Announces Chairman’s Appointment to National Stem Cell Ethics Committee of The Bahamas 2Grace Century’s Stem Cell Biobank Project Announces Chairman’s Appointment to National Stem Cell Ethics Committee of The Bahamas 3
... London, July 20 There has been a recent upsurge ... space. While the economic downturn and related credit crunch has had ... which has including four mega M&As in the first half of ... ) , , "The real intention ...
... , ... has added to its portfolio of topical hormonal modulators with the acquisition of a ... systemic activity and will be developed for skin and hair disorders associated with increased ... ...
... , SAN FRANCISCO, July 17 VIA ... focused on the development of compounds for the treatment of ... Staff Determination letter, dated July 15, 2009, from the NASDAQ ... with the minimum $2,500,000 stockholders, equity requirement for continued listing, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Big Pharma to Big Biopharma: Frost & Sullivan Examines the Latest M&A Trends and Opportunities 2Hygeia Therapeutics Signs an Exclusive License with Yale University for Potent, Safe Topical Anti-Androgens 2Hygeia Therapeutics Signs an Exclusive License with Yale University for Potent, Safe Topical Anti-Androgens 3VIA Pharmaceuticals Receives Anticipated Notice From NASDAQ 2VIA Pharmaceuticals Receives Anticipated Notice From NASDAQ 3VIA Pharmaceuticals Receives Anticipated Notice From NASDAQ 4
Mol wt: monoisotopic mol wt1,045.5423 Da by calculation...
Bis-Acrylamide (bis) is a monomer used as a crosslinker with acrylamide to form polyacrylamide electrophoretic gels. This 2% bis solution is supplied as 500 ml....
Anti-human VEGFR-2/KDR (Protein-A Purified) Polyclonal Antibody...
Mouse monoclonal antibody to Lats2....
Biology Products: