An international team of researchers including UT faculty has discovered a hidden world of giant viruses within a teaspoon of seawater. The findings could help scientists directly examine the genetic potential of a virus without first having to grow it in a lab.
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The Scientist interviewed Steven Wilhelm of the Department of Microbiology, for a story examining the cause of the destruction of archaea–single-celled microorganisms–on the deep sea floor.
UT researchers have identified a set of bacterial genes that may help them find ways to lessen the severity of the disease malaria. Their findings could also aid the research of fellow scientists working in malaria-stricken regions around the world.
Two professors—one who researches ways to clean up the environment and another who studies how microbial communities interact to shape the planet—have been elected fellows of the American Academy of Microbiology.
International media outlets feature UT malaria study.
Microorganisms in the gut could play a role in reducing the severity of malaria, according to a new study co-authored by UT researchers.
Viruses infect more than humans or plants. For microorganisms in the oceans—including those that capture half of the carbon taken out of the atmosphere every day—viruses are a major threat. But a paper published Monday in the journal Nature Microbiology shows that there’s much less certainty about the size of these viral populations than scientists had long believed.
Yahoo! Finance highlighted Steven Wilhelm and his award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to develop methods that could help scientists understand and stop massive algal blooms that destroy marine habitat along the US Eastern Seaboard.
A prestigious aquatic science organization has appointed a UT microbiology professor Steven Wilhelm as one of its fellows. Wilhelm, Kenneth and Blaire Mossman Professor in the Department of Microbiology, is part of the inaugural class of sustaining fellows of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography.
A UT professor is working to develop methods that could help scientists understand and stop massive algal blooms that destroy marine habitat along the US Eastern Seaboard.