Giant viruses are much more diverse in shape and size than scientists previously thought, according to a new study.
Compounds from 1.6 billion years ago reveal a microbial transition that set the stage for much of today's life on Earth.
Scientists are discovering and resurrecting ancient viruses trapped in permafrost and frozen remains. Here are 8 'zombie' viruses that scientists have pulled from the permafrost.
The discovery of a strange group of viruses, dubbed mirusviruses, that infect ocean plankton across the globe may shed light on the origin of herpes.
Reference The term “amoeba” refers to simple eukaryotic organisms that move in a characteristic crawling fashion.
Scientists discovered an absolutely massive bacterium that can be seen without the aid of a microscope and lurks among the mangroves of Grande-Terre in the Caribbean.
Reference Protists are one of the six kingdoms of life. They are simple eukaryotic microorganisms that do not fall into the plant, animal, bacteria or fungus groups.
Reference Learn about the many differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and how they evolved.
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