The incredible, variable bacteria living in your mouth

IMAGE: Micrograph showing Rothia cells (light blue) in their native habitat, a bacterial biofilm scraped from the human tongue. view more  Credit: Photo credit: Jessica Mark Welch, Marine Biological Laboratory. Bacteria often show very strong biogeography – some bacteria are abundant in specific locations while absent from others – leading to major questions when applying microbiology […]

The birds have variable migration strategies — ScienceDaily

Through a large-scale study with so-called geolocators, researchers led by Miriam Liedvogel of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön, Germany, were able to uncover some of the mysteries surrounding the phenomenon of the blackcap’s bird migration. Many species of birds have always migrated south in the fall to spend the winter there, […]