Museum epigenetics: Charting the future by unlocking the past
Environomics researchers have described the potential of museum specimens to yield information on which genes were turned on and off in the past to enable animals to respond to environmental change.
The first evidence is in, in the case of mysterious microbes
In a paper just published Xiao Deng and colleagues showed that sulfate-reducing bacteria can use self-synthesized FeS nanoparticles on their cell surface to acquire energy.
A genomic predictor of lifespan in vertebrates
Ben Mayne, early career researcher, together with colleagues from the Environomics FSP have discovered a simple way to estimate how long a species lives using DNA.
Unlocking the secrets of mysterious microbes
In June, we delved a little deeper into the science of energy acquisition beneath the surface of the earth and published a blog about Xiao Deng’s ‘shocking’ research.
Gold-coated fungi are the new gold diggers
Working on new and exciting methods of cultivating sub surface microbes, one of our early career researchers, Dr Xiao Deng has contributed to the recently published findings of gold-coated fungal strands in the soil near Boddington in Western Australia.
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Environomics, short for environmental genomics, is a new CSIRO science program exploring the limits of what is possible at the interface between genomics and environmental science.
Nature unites us
Should I tell you that a bunch of Environomics postdocs met on Rottnest and reveal exactly what they got up to? Or can I just say this....
Marine eDNA can be used to monitor biodiversity in the world’s oceans
A Curtin University and CSIRO Environomics FSP collaboration has resulted in the publication of the first long-term environmental analysis based on eDNA in PLOS Genetics.
A Superabundance of Antarctic Algae Killers
Phytoplankton are tiny algae that live in the ocean. They can occur in vast numbers and are at the bottom […]