Category Archives: Microbiology

How to stop the spread of Ebola [video]

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Cytomegalovirus

New state of the art therapies for cytomegalovirus. Continue reading

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Viroids: Survivors from the RNA World?

A new review in Annual Review of Microbiology gives an excellent introduction to viroids. Continue reading

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The Flawed Prokaryote

There are two types of biologist – those who think that prokaryotes exist and those who don’t. Continue reading

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Welcome to new microbiology students

Welcome to MicrobiologyBytes. Continue reading

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Whole Genome Sequencing for Outbreak Detection of Salmonella enterica

Whole genome sequencing is not enough to diagnose and control Salmonella outbreaks. Continue reading

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Where will Ebola strike next?

A new paper in eLife updates predictions about where in Africa wild animals may harbour Ebola virus and where the transmission of the virus from these animals to humans is possible. Continue reading

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Recent developments linking retroviruses to human breast cancer

Do retroviruses cause breast cancer? Continue reading

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Streptococcus pneumoniae causes cardiac lesions

Streptococcus pneumoniae causes lesions in the heart. Continue reading

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