For coral, teamwork makes the dream work
A University of Melbourne discovery of clusters of two types of bacteria in the tentacles of corals is shedding light on their role in coral reef health
The fly DNA fighting killer bacteria
The genome of an Australian fly has won an evolutionary “arms race” against a killer bacteria by evolving to co-exist with it, say University of Melbourne.
The smallest marine microbes share nutrients – briefly
Fleeting interactions between the smallest phytoplankton and bacteria help to shape global ocean productivity, finds new University of Melbourne led research
Into the wild to fight antibiotic resistance
Antibiotic resistance stems from the bacterial war in nature and that is where researchers are looking for clues to fight it says University of Melbourne expert
Tackling a global crop pandemic - from the air
The spread of Xf bacteria is a huge threat to global agriculture, but University of Melbourne research is enhancing airborne detection methods to control it.
Purifying water with a simple powder
Drinking water can be made safe by adding a bacteria-killing mineral – brownmillerite – a cheaper alternative to chlorine, says University of Melbourne expert.
The ‘Russian dolls’ of coral reefs
New University of Melbourne research has discovered bacteria inside the algae that live inside corals, which helps to shed new light on reef-building corals.
Safeguarding Australia’s dairy herd
New University of Melbourne research aims to develop a vaccine for Mycoplasma bovis mastitis - one of dairy’s major problems - using CRISPR technology.
Targeting the bacteria inside insects for improved pest management
New research including the University of Melbourne is targeting essential microorganisms inside insect pests to potentially revolutionise farm pest management.
A new weapon in the war against superbugs
New University of Melbourne research investigates ‘resistance resistant’ antibiotics to fight superbugs, which could help fight against COVID-19 complications.