Self-purification capacity of lakes
02/06/2023 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
Microorganisms help to keep the water of lakes clean. Researchers have now shown that this detoxification of ammonium is only sustained by an extremely small number of specific archaebacteria species.
New sub-variant, new resistance
11/23/2022 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research
To protect high-risk patients, biotechnologically produced antibodies are administered as a preventive measure upon confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection. However, the new Omicron sub-variant BQ.1.1 is resistant to them.
Innovative bat research
10/31/2022 · Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science
Biologist Ahana Aurora Fernandez is the recipient of this year’s Marthe Vogt Award. In her doctoral thesis she investigated the development of the vocal repertoire of greater sac-winged bat pups.
Control of multicellularity
10/24/2022 · Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute
The multicellular stage of the amoeba Dicyostelium discoideum is partially regulated by an intensely yellow natural product. The newly identified substance prevents the amoebae spores from hatching too early.