A great deal of silt collects around seagrass beds, and the decomposition of this organic matter releases a lot of poisonous sulphide. So how are seagrasses able to thrive? The surprising answer is thanks to bacteria growing in the gills of small clams living among their roots.
Tjisse van der Heide and his colleagues from the University of Groningen discovered this symbiotic relationship, and last Friday they published their findings in the journal Science. See also News & Analysis in Science.
The nominees for the 2022 Gratama Science Award have been announced: DrYuliya Hilevych (Faculty of Arts), Dr Hamidreza Kasaei (Faculty of Science and Engineering), and Dr Lieuwe Zijlstra (University College Groningen). The award is intended as an...
In his wind tunnel at Zernike Campus, Eize Stamhuis discovered the smart power of sea birds. But what could he do with the patent for promising wind turbine blades? An alliance with two pioneering entrepreneurs led to the Albatrozz start-up. From...
Maarten Loonen leads new polar expedition with scientists, journalists, policymakers and tourists.
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