Category Archives: Microbiology

Virus-resistant pigs

By genetically engineering pigs to degrade a crucial virus protein, animals can be made less susceptible to foot and mouth disease virus. Continue reading

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Microbial Genomics

Microbial Genomics is a new fully open access, online-only journal from the Society for General Microbiology. Increasingly I try only to link to open access journals from MicrobiologyBytes, but I don’t write much about microbial genomics – why is that? … Continue reading

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Repeated infection with malaria makes mosquitoes more dangerous

In malaria-endemic regions, humans are often infected repeatedly with the Plasmodium parasite, and the consequences of such multiple infections are under intense study. In contrast, little is known about possible co-infection and its consequences in the Anopheles mosquitoes that transmit … Continue reading

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All Good Things

Some observant microbiologists have noticed that microbiologybytes.com is no more. That doesn’t mean that MicrobiologyBytes is going away, only that this is its home now. The content now called MicrobiologyBytes has moved “home” (URL) four times since I created it … Continue reading

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Why poliovirus replication has been studied for more than 50 years

It’s very rare to find a long term prospective on any science topic being published in scientific journals. Continue reading

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Plant virus replication and movement

Because plant cells are not identical to animal cells, plant viruses are significantly different from animal viruses in several ways. Continue reading

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New eBooks on viruses

In the age of the Internet do we still need books? Continue reading

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How to wipe out polio and keep it that way

Science poised to eliminate polio from the planet but a new study shows that the job won’t be over when the last case of the disease is recorded. Continue reading

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Virus Commuters

Both airline and commuter road travel influence flu virus distribution in the continental USA. Continue reading

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