Water microbiology

Water microbiology is the scientific discipline that is concerned with the study of all biological aspects of the microorganisms (bacteria, archaea, viruses, fungi, parasites and protozoa) that exist in water. This is also known as marine microbiology, which is a subdiscipline of environmental microbiology.

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  • Research Highlights |

    The findings of this study suggest that plastic pollution influences the composition and function of sedimentary microbial communities, with important implications for the microbial nitrogen cycle.

    • Ashley York
  • News and Views |

    A newly discovered energy-linked carbonic anhydrase, DabBA2, is a two-protein complex responsible for inorganic carbon accumulation in the sulfur bacterium Halothiobacillus neapolitanus. DABs are present in a wide range of proteobacterial clades, suggesting that they function in diverse metabolic pathways.

    • G. Dean Price
    • , Benedict M. Long
    •  & Britta Förster
    Nature Microbiology 4, 2029-2030
  • News and Views |

    Lab-based studies, combined with metatranscriptomic and metabolomic field analyses, reveal important diel-linked roles for sulfonates in the major classes of phytoplankton that produce them, and in the environment in which they feed ubiquitous heterotrophic bacteria.

    • Beth T. Williams
    •  & Jonathan D. Todd
    Nature Microbiology 4, 1610-1611