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Category Archives: Microbiology
By genetically engineering pigs to degrade a crucial virus protein, animals can be made less susceptible to foot and mouth disease virus. Continue reading
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
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
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
It’s very rare to find a long term prospective on any science topic being published in scientific journals. Continue reading
Because plant cells are not identical to animal cells, plant viruses are significantly different from animal viruses in several ways. Continue reading
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