An enzyme as a multi-talent
01/24/2024 · Leibniz-Institut für Naturstoff-Forschung und Infektionsbiologie - Hans-Knöll-Institut
The natural substance panepoxydone is seen as a source of hope in medicine, partly due to its antimicrobial effect. A deeper understanding of its biosynthesis could facilitate future applications.
Clonal fish may spawn differently
11/30/2023 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
Fish with identical genetic material that are reared under highly standardised environments systematically differ in the number and size of offspring per reproduction cycle, two crucial indicators of biological fitness.
Decreasing biodiversity may promote spread of viruses
09/27/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research
The destruction of tropical rainforests harms the diversity of mosquito species. At the same time, more resilient species of mosquitoes become more prevalent – which also means the viruses they carry are more abundant.
Direct formation of sulfuric acid in the atmosphere without considering SO2
08/30/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research
A new reaction pathway shows direct formation of sulfuric acid from reduced sulfur compounds that is particularly important at cloud edges and over the pristine oceans.