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Vaughn Cooper tells us what bacterial biofilms are, why biofilms differ from test tube environments, and how long-term evolution experiments combined with population genomics are teaching us how bacteria really work.

Why did a giant fungus inspire Stephen Jay Gould to quote Walt Whitman’s “I contain multitudes” way back in 1992?

Published in Microbial Sciences

Ants have learned to farm 50 million years ago, way before humans did. Their crop of choice? Fungus.

Published in Microbial Sciences
Tuesday, 05 September 2017 19:52

The Red Queen meets the White Rabbit - TWiV 457

The distribution of proteins on the influenza viral genome, and the evolution of myxoma virus that was released in Australia to control the rabbit population.

Published in TWiV

Tardigrades have an interesting way of surviving complete drying out: by producing proteins lacking a stable structure!

Published in Bacteriofiles
Friday, 24 February 2017 18:42

Richard Lenski - Evolution in a Flask

Lenski's work with E. coli has also led him into the digital world. Using computers, Lenski can achieve precise, rapid results by manipulating digital organisms. Software that evolves much like bacteria in the real world.

Published in Interviews
Friday, 24 February 2017 12:44

Putting Evolution to the Test

Microbes are great tools to study evolutionary biology.  The ability to carry out long term experiments in both model and complex systems, and derive genome information from progeny strains has revolutionized the study of evolution.

Published in Microbial Sciences

A lecture by James Shapiro, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago, outlines some of the biological activities cells use for generating novel configurations of their read-write genomes. 

Published in ASM Virtual Lectures

Predatory bacteria have a particular protein that protects them from their own prey-damaging enzymes

Published in Bacteriofiles
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