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Microbiology: April 2019


New research provides the most complete account to date of the viruses that impact the world's oceans, increasing the number of known virus populations tenfold.

Physarum polycephalum is a complex single-cell organism that has no nervous system. It can learn and transfer its knowledge to its fellow slime moulds via fusion.

Hydrocarbons play key roles in atmospheric and biogeochemistry, the energy economy, and climate change.

Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is one of humankind's major long-term health challenges. Now research into helping humans live on Mars could help address this looming problem.